As readers know, the existing mayor and existing councilors voted unanimously to cut the new book budget in half — from a measly $10 a year per library member to a miniscule $5.15 a year per library member.
Meanwhile, swimmers at the Aquatic Centre get subsidized $9.33 a visit. Does that make any sense?
As well as signing the petition — which the existing councilors may actually heed lest they get voted out on 12 October — we encourage people to ask hard questions of these people at candidate meetings about their repeated willingness to meekly rubber-stamp whatever management puts in front of them. Right now they are into their three-yearly ratepayer-employers’ performance review.