LETTERS: Disagree with council benefits

It only took a few months for your fresh, new (and young) snouts to hit the bottom of the trough and give yourselves a raise.

I do not know where to start regarding the city council decision to have me pay for half of their benefit package while continuing to pay 100  per cent of my own.

Really! Aren’t you special!

It only took a few months for your fresh, new (and young) snouts to hit the bottom of the trough and give yourselves a raise.

Was this mentioned during the election campaign? Maybe I didn’t get my paper that day?

It sounds an awful lot to me like some councillors applied for this job with the intention of giving themselves a raise as soon as possible.

To now read a letter from council candidate Steve Boultbee endorsing this decision is a little hard to stomach. I don’t recall him campaigning on this issue and to read him lamenting over the poor wages offered on these part time positions of mayor and council offering a paltry sum of between $20,000 and $60,000 plus per year for a part time position.

I didn’t vote for you last time, and God-willing, I hope to be here to remind people of your agenda should you be looking for trough space next time.

For the record, I was healthy enough to stand in line and vote during the election, and I did. I can also hold my head high and say I did not vote for one of these councillors or this mayor, not one. After a test drive of the current council, I would have to reconsider Martin-Konanz-Watt. As for the rest, is there such a thing as municipal impeachments? Oh how sweet and just it would be to reward political greed with sweet justice.

George Murai

Penticton

 

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