To the Editor,
Please print this copy of a letter to the Mayor and Council, District of Lillooet.
Mayor and Councillors:
How many residents of this community have had a raise lately?
Who dictates that DoL personnel require a raise? Why, in this terrible economy, would you even say a raise was necessary? Just because we have a bunch of self-serving people in Victoria who gave themselves a raise, does it mean that we need the same in our community? Come on…be responsible to the local taxpayer.
My wife is a CUPE member. She just had a raise…0 per cent, 0 per cent, 0 per cent for the term of the next contract. Myself, I have not raised my rates, even though my total costs have skyrocketed! I feel that I am being fiscally responsible. I do not feel that the DoL is being the same.
I feel an explanation is due to every person who is a taxpayer in this community and I also feel this explanation should tell us who is responsible.
K. R. Ness