The mayor’s outburst is appalling and unacceptable

It is very distressing for me to read about our new mayor

It is very distressing for me to read about our new mayor.

I can understand his frustration – but I believe he never realistically thought he could produce a zero per cent increase in the budget.

The actual increase after taking reduced fees, etc, into account, the way I read it, is 7.1 per cent.

This, after  all the bad news of the recent past, to me is begrudgingly acceptable.

I say this because I believe it is important to maintain the majority of services and their levels to keep Campbell River the beautiful city we all love.

The budget decision has been made in a democratic way. It is now, in my opinion, the role of our mayor to accept the decision and lead council forward – not to incite a taxpayer revolt.

I find the mayor’s latest outburst appalling and unacceptable.

Bill Matthews

Campbell River