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Outsiders butt out
Recent letter writer Mike Battams writes an interesting letter, but it follows a common theme by other non-taxpaying, non-residents of Qualicum: that the town should embrace every new idea. Such non-residents do not bear the financial burden of a bad decision. He claims to have “truly an outside perspective of no special interest,” but does he hope that the town’s residents will be susceptible to his suggestions?
Surely, it is the local taxpayers who must elect councillors and make decisions about the direction Qualicum follows, and not outsiders like himself. Projects should be considered solely on their merits, and not be part of a precedent-setting propaganda campaign.