Of gods and monuments

Past councils have reflected an attitude of just wanting us to pay more taxes so they have their own wants and/or monuments

We now have elected a mayor who will listen to the needs and wants of the taxpayers.

Recently one of our taxpayers, Mike Gage, was verbally tackled by a female council member playing God. She should consider that as a council member, she is working for the taxpayers and should be willing to accept some good advice which I am sure Mike had.

In the  past, some of our council have reflected an attitude of just wanting us to pay more taxes so they have their own wants and/or monuments. I have spoken of them in the past, so there is no need to further mention them. Our taxes have increased every year to pay for these monuments. Our city is full of them.

It is time that our members of council listened to the taxpayers. The people in the coffee shops want the water lines full of water and the potholes filled.

For instance, fix the break in the line on the corner of Discovery Drive and McDonald Road. It’s been about 18 years since I first reported it and it’s still leaking. I’ve had three mayors out to see it. I told a worker about it who said put a pipe into the bank until they could get around to it. That temporary fix must have been three years ago. I received a letter telling me to notify the works yard and don’t bother the workers and mayors. It is still leaking. My big kick now is our council that can’t give our mayor a little cooperation, instead of condemning him for being a good samaritan who offers a little advice.

Ken Antonelli

Campbell River.