cynical contradictions

Messages coming through loud and clear from residents:

• I want more public input, but I don’t want to attend any meetings and can’t be bothered to fill out forms or watch for notices.

• I want a quiet city but I don’t want to walk.

• I want clean air but I want to drive everywhere I go.

• I want lots of parks and green space, but I want to park in front of my destination.

• I want lower taxes, but the City should solve all my problems for me.

• I think the City has too many bureaucrats so I want them to be accountable by publicly listing every dollar they plan on spending with proof that it will work, then report on every dollar they spent and prove that it was worth it.

• I want to live in a small town but expect all the same services as a big city.

• I want waterfront parks but I don’t want the City to lease BNSF land.

• I agree that public spaces should be accessible but I don’t want White Rock to change.

• I want White Rock to invest in parks where the most people will actually use it, but I think the Spirit Square should be beside the White Rock or on East Beach.

• I bought a house with only one parking space even though I have two cars and it’s all the City’s fault that I don’t have anywhere to park my other car.

• I bought a house in a floodplain but it’s the City’s fault that it floods during storms.

• The City doesn’t listen when I’m complaining about how they never listen to me.



One Response to “cynical contradictions”

  1. tV Says:


    Visit tV

    Sounds like the White Rock I knew & hated & loved all at once. But also the general attitude of the planet — given the state it’s in.


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