Editor: Re: “City looks to get a handle on thrift stores” (Langley Times, July 20).
The proposed regulations would punish the main victims of nighttime dumping of donations.
Thrift stores constantly have to pay to clean up the mess and have it taken to the dump. Now the City of Langley wants to punish the victims even more.
Why not punish the people who dump at night?
Put up security cameras that will get licence plate numbers and faces of the people doing the dumping.
By the time they are caught, tried, and sentenced, it would be too late to have them clean up their own mess.
Instead, give them hefty fines and make them clean up a more recent thrift store mess and pay to have the garbage taken to the dump.
Editor’s note: Approved the new rules governing thrift stores at its July 25 meeting.