Letters: Working for tax payers

Sooke councillor defends his campaign promises from 2011

I make no apologies for doing what I campaigned for in 2011, and that is to represent  taxpayers’ interest.

Some label that as having an agenda with a negative connotation, well I disagree.

I will always make sure that tax dollars  are used for and credited  to the accounts collected  for. I do not support weaseling away money under false preterences.

This council, for the first time, has earmarked in this year’s and future year’s budgets $50,000 for a Seniors/Youth Centre. We are currently taking steps to get partners for such a centre. We have also included $325,000 for sidewalk and road improvements, connector project $2,581,000, and  roundabout project $700,000. The list goes on and all of this with an approximate 0.20 per cent tax increase in the municipal budget.

I can’t fully control what the other organizations and governments will be charging you on your 2014 tax bill.

I will continue, during my term in office, to make sure taxpayers get better value for the municipal services they pay for.

Rick Kasper

Sooke

Sooke News Mirror

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