Taxpayers deserve a say on spending

Re: No referendum on water borrowing, June 30.

To the Editor,

Re: No referendum on water borrowing, June 30.

Our Nanaimo council is starting to remind me of Gordon Campbell and his Liberals who were labelled dictators by many.

Our council sees the departure of Jerry Berry at the cost of almost half a million dollars with annual increases, and we are not to know the reason why. This is our money and we have a right to know.

Then we pay Bill Bestwick’s legal fees to clear his name, if it did.

Now council rescinds the referendum, basically telling us we have no opportunity to say no.

Well, we all know what happened to Campbell and we have a municipal election in November to show what we think.

Jim Wild

Nanaimo

To the Editor,

Re: No referendum on water borrowing, June 30.

Our Nanaimo council is starting to remind me of Gordon Campbell and his Liberals who were labelled dictators by many.

Our council sees the departure of Jerry Berry at the cost of almost half a million dollars with annual increases, and we are not to know the reason why. This is our money and we have a right to know.

Then we pay Bill Bestwick’s legal fees to clear his name, if it did.

Now council rescinds the referendum, basically telling us we have no opportunity to say no.

Well, we all know what happened to Campbell and we have a municipal election in November to show what we think.

Jim Wild

Nanaimo