Council raise debate needed in Alberni

To the Editor,

Re: Alberni city council votes down own pay increase, News online, March 1.

The rationale behind John Douglas’s proposed increase in city council members’ remuneration is sensible.

Every person in the community should have the option to run for office. The way it is now, if you’re not well-off or retired you’re excluded from participating.

As a democratic society, we need to find a way to make an elected official’s position something that any person could take on.

Susan Roth,

Port Alberni