I do not write to the local newspaper as often as I used to mainly for fear of repercussions and reprisals. So much for the freedom of speech!
Oh well, I will take a chance once again.
I certainly know the last time I wrote a letter regarding numerous tax hikes by the RDCK, when the economy was in recession; negative feedback was received by some who are involved in the RDCK. However, my tax criticism did not stop the unsustainable rush for more taxes and services for such priorities as a dog catcher. Keep in mind that dog control was already in other legislation and did not need to be dealt with by the RDCK.
I believe it was made clear to the incumbent RDCK director Ramona Faust at public meetings that we did not need these services and others that were unnecessary. In fact, I do not believe Ramona listens to constituents who disagree with her.
So if you do not want to be heard by your director, love more taxes or relish unnecessary new bylaws shoved down your throat, at your expense vote for Ramona.
Wake up RDCK Area E, you have a right to control your taxes, your bylaws and you have a right to speak out about your local government. Let’s make our community sustainable and family friendly.
Want somebody to listen? Vote for Josh Smienk.