I am disgusted. As a small businessman with three school-age children, I see no wage increases for me and my family.
It is impossible to vote myself a raise. I compete with others in my field of work and find contracts only when I am the best bidder.
Not so with Township council.
It matters not to me what committee gets together to determine the wages of elected officials. The conclusion they consistently reach is always salary increases - presumably to reach a figure that is "fair."
The question then must be asked: what is fair for me, the taxpayer, one of the people who pay for this?
I love the name of the committee: the "Council Remuneration Task Force."
Would you mind if this team came over to my house and sized us up? I am certain that they would conclude that my taxes are too high, my business fees are outrageous, and that I should not pay another dime to the council.
Carl and Penny Rowan, Langley