Editor, The News:
Re: Most on council don’t want wage increase (The News, March 7).
We just had elections and had 28 candidates run for six council positions in Maple Ridge.
I am sure most of them were not running to represent our district on the basis of how much money they were going to make as a councilor.
In fact, most indicated they didn’t want the scheduled increase.
However, now we see Coun. Hogarth wining about how much money he is losing being a Maple Ridge councillor. Surely, he was well aware of the conditions of being in the real-estate business and being a councilor as he was re-elected.
Mr. Hogarth, if you don’t like the financial conditions of being on council, I am sure the runner-up, Craig Speirs or others who put a hard effort into the elections, will step up to the plate and replace you.