Not a fringe element

SOS is calling for action by council on at least 10 major items of which only one is traffic

I was surprised to see in your article on Councillor Steve Price that he had referred to Save Our Sidney (SOS) as fringe elements.  To the best of my knowledge Mr. Price attended at least two of my SOS presentations and asked for, and received, a copy of the most recent presentation. At that presentation, which had over 100 residential and business attendees, I do not recall him referring to that audience as fringe elements. However I certainly do recall him telling me after that presentation that “I didn’t fall asleep this time.”

I was also surprised to see that, given he attended two SOS presentations and had received a copy, he was still confusing SOS with STIG (Sidney Tourism Improvement Group) by implying that SOS was only interested in returning to a two-way Beacon.  This is incorrect.

STIG naturally has taken this position as the current on-way system is costing downtown businesses at least 10 per cent of their sales.

However, as he could have seen from his copy of my presentation, SOS is calling for action by council on at least 10 major items of which only one is traffic and none involved buying new street furniture.

Richard D. B. Talbot

Sidney