How many people does it take to stuff an envelope? It looks like it depends where you live. Here in Campbell River it would seem that the answer to that question in the past is “several” since many seem to be upset that this task was assigned to an all-in-one machine this year.
Whomever in the city ranks is responsible for this should be commended, this is the kind of cost saving thinking that should exemplify city hall management at all levels. Apparently, this idea only saved $1,000. However, I suspect that is the tip of the iceberg in terms of overtime and ‘lost’ services. Since it was “maintaining services” that won out over fiscal prudence in this year’s budget, the decision to have a professional service print, collate, fold, open, stuff, close, lick and stamp my huge tax bill seems to fit. It would be unacceptable to have city “services” negatively impacted by the task of stuffing 19,000 tax bills.
Now all we need is 2,000 more ideas like this one….