10th Street decision lacks logic
I loved the angle parking! Easy to drop my kid off at dance. Now you want me to parallel park on a hill in winter ... if I can find a spot? Oh, but you think 10th Street should be a thoroughfare that dead ends at the CPR building. Why do we want traffic to be faster when there are tons of kids going to dance, music and school? This is crazy!
Do the right thing
Kingsway Trailer Park people should be bought out by the developer and the trailer park owner. Value the trailers before the park was sold, so they can take that money for a good down payment for another home or trailer somewhere else. The developer and the trailer park owner can split the cost evenly and use it as a tax writeoff anyway. To force people out of their homes is not right. We treat our pets better than that.
The key word is ‘mobile’
While I feel sorry for those trailer park folks getting evicted, they surely knew that they are only renting the spot for their mobile home. And those last two words are key — mobile home. The way some of them erect fancy stairs and covered decks and planters, it looks like a house more than a large trailer on wheels. If the laws need to be changed about compensation if evicted and if the elected officials think it’s a good idea, then fine. But setting up a mobile home like it’s a permanent house — or buying one that is like that — is a risky thing to do.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 25, 2013