I would like to answer a few questions that were asked in a letter to editor on Wednesday May 2, 2012 and give this person a few facts.
First the question about the council becoming a team. You first need a good leader some one who can pull the people on that team together. Someone who does not use threats and intimidation if he can’t get his way and then run to the press and call for a protest to cover up his inadequacies.
Second is the bad use of the word “majority.” Well,100 or so people showing up to a council meeting in protest is not anywhere near a majority when 23,000 or so eligible voters live here in Campbell River.
So out of the 23,000 possible voters only less than one third bothered even showing up to vote, knowing there was some very important issues to be dealt with this term. So to me already the majority don’t really care about whom gets voted in or what decisions these people make.
So with these numbers we could say out of the one hundred people that showed up to protest, two thirds of them did not vote so in my option have no say in the out come we have now. The 33 and one third that did vote is no way close to a majority.
The tax hike is only pennies a day compared to the things we should really focus our protesting on like gas prices, higher taxes that are sucking hundreds of dollars out of our pockets every day.