LETTER: Article paints inaccurate picture
After receiving feedback over the last week and a half, I feel compelled to set the record straight on an article published on Jan. 18, 2013.
The very title of the article “Councillor questions need for libraries in Delta” is not only misleading, it is untrue. Most people read the article with the premise that I do not support our libraries in Delta. Nothing could be further from the truth.
While I admit that I did not articulate my words very well in the previous council meeting, my intentions were certainly not to question our “need for libraries” and I apologize to those of you who use our libraries and may have been offended by my thought process.
My motive for questioning was not because I don’t see a “need for libraries in Delta”, it is because this year we were asked for a 2.65 per cent increase in funds from Fraser Valley Regional Library over last year ($82,000) to run our three libraries in Delta, to a total of $3.2 million dollars per year. I think as a councillor, it is my duty to ask questions and ensure that Deltans are getting the best use of these funds for their allocated purpose.
I appreciate the feedback that I have received and I am happy to hear that our libraries in Delta are being well used.
Editors’ note: The South Delta Leader stands behind the accuracy of the story, “Councillor questions need for libraries,” Jan. 18, 2013.