Seeing both sides of: CVRD budget debate
The case for
We welcome the CVRD board’s decision to extend the debate on next year’s proposed $84.8 million budget.
Debate resumes March 27, centred on 15 thrifty motions thankfully tabled Wednesday by Shawnigan Lake director Bruce Fraser, bringing a pause for financial reflection during belt-tightening times.
The case against
The dedicated staff is doing a good job and deserves parity with responsibilities shouldered by staff in other regional districts in B.C.
As a result, budget debate should be limited and taxpayers, while struggling, should happily pay $14 million more for our well-run CVRD.