I was pleased to read the article entitled Museum project embraced.
According to your reporter, at least one taxpayer is questioning the flippant way some members of city council handle our money.
Well, I want to tell Lucille Gaumond that she is not alone, as when I read the initial report of this magical way council can make a million dollars seemingly appear from nowhere to spend on their pet projects, I have to say I was not only shocked, but disappointed.
As a voter and taxpayer in Red Deer, I look back and remember the promises made by the councillors before the last election.
Every one of them promised to be good stewards of our tax dollars and to represent all of the citizens of Red Deer.
But as we know, the words of a politician really don’t mean a whole lot these days.
As David Lloyd George said, “If you want to succeed in politics, you must keep your conscience well under control.”
I have to ask, what part of the capital projects reserve comes from the overtaxation of Red Deer property owners?
Oh well, a million here, a million there, not to worry, we can always apply for a grant from the provincial government to cover it.
Thanks to the councillors that voted to turn down this request, at least they have the courage of their conviction.