Editor: I was absolutely stunned to read about the pay raises given to the mayor and council members of Langley Township. In our present economic climate, where people are struggling to make ends meet, these elected officials gave themselves a substantial pay increase (12.6 per cent for the mayor and 19 per cent for councillors).
Now I know why our taxes have increased by 10 per cent every year for the last few years. Our fixed income as retirees has certainly not gone up 10 per cent. I fully expect our taxes will go up again in 2012 to pay for these salary increases. This is a slap in the face to all of us trying to get by in an economy where incomes do not increase to cover these costs.