Cut should start with city

It’s about time everyone else realizes that management up at city hall should be helping Port Alberni and not taking more from the people.

To the Editor,

It’s about time that some of the people are starting to wake up and realize what the management of our so-called city hall team is doing to this town. They are taking everything they can and making sure their owns pockets are full, and putting the taxpayer at risk of not having a home anymore or at all.

Our city hall persons should have had a plan to help out the south end of town, since Zellers is closing.

Unless there is a plan and they haven’t told us about it.

If everyone else has to cut back, so does city hall and councillors too—nobody should get a raise.  If the city were to cut back and absorb some of that proposed 13 per cent tax rate increase, maybe the normal taxpayer will be able to exist too.

A lot of us are on  pensions, and that’s fixed income.

We have been saying all of the above for years: it’s about time everyone else realizes that management up at city hall should be helping Port Alberni and not taking more from the people. They should be cutting back big time. Wake up, Port Alberni.

Peter and Pat Rueschmann,

Port Alberni

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