Long list of projects ahead of lake trail

Discretionary spending by Summerland’s city hall must be put under a very strong microscope.

Dear Editor:

On the topic of a $180,000 municipal contribution for a trail from lower town to Trout Creek, kudos to Coun. Bruce Hallquist who suggested that perhaps there were other and better things on which to spend taxpayer’s money. It’s a long list.

The new council must understand that discretionary spending by Summerland’s city hall must be put under a very strong microscope at this point in time and that any extras may have to wait until we have regained some financial stability.

Nice that we had half a million dollars just laying around to pay the Dent lawsuit. Previous councils have been spending money like there is no tomorrow and it must stop while we still have people who can afford to live here.

Grants mean nothing. They are simply money from the other pocket. They are still taxpayer’s money, and therefore must be paid for somehow. Yes, through more taxes, pure and simple.

I’m sure that Mayor Perrino doesn’t live anywhere near my very real financial world, so to her I have a suggestion for a book she might want to read. Grip of Death, a study of modern money, debt slavery and destructive economics, by Michael Rowbotham.

Can’t hurt, might help. Just sayin’.

Gordon Boothe

Summerland

 

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