Crosswalks a waste of tax dollars

What a waste of $3,900 hard earned, tax dollars on these rainbow crosswalks.

Dear Editor:

What a waste of $3,900 hard earned, tax dollars on these rainbow crosswalks.

First, council should have reached out to the community for their input on this issue prior to arbitrarily painting the crosswalks.

Second, crosswalks are painted white for a reason so drivers can see them clearly for safety concerns.

A coloured crosswalk in a school area is distracting and dangerous because it blends in with the surroundings.

Third, I do not understand why some people have to be recognized by special symbols to be accepted.

Do you see the orchardists or farmers painting apples or cows all over town to be recognized or accepted? No!

Finally, I totally disagree with our tax dollars defacing our community with rainbow paint.

There are far more important issues for our tax money in Summerland.

Just my opinion.

Mary Lou Dunn

Summerland