The Hilliard Clare letter of July 26 certainly warrants a response from the taxpayers. Two issues concerning the location of the proposed police station are raised in Clare's letter should be addressed.
First, the site at Fourth Avenue and Victoria Street chosen for the police station is "the most valuable property in downtown."
Second, assuming the police station was to be constructed on the site, the action would be "a gigantic error." It's not hard to agree with this summation.
The Fourth and Victoria property is located on one of the busiest intersections in town, and sits in the centre of high-rise development on Victoria Street.
What is needed now is an explanation from city council advising why it is considered good planning practice to locate a huge service building in such a prominent location in the town's financial core.
Trelle A. Morrow