Editor, The News:
Re: Ridge council does what it is told (Sidewinder, Dec. 27).
I disagree with Sandy Mcdougall’s comments that the mayor and councilors are weak and not standing up to the municipality and its chief officers.
The direction that the district took was at the behest of mayor and council, which Paul Gill, CFO, explained at the open forum on Maple Ridge’s budget.
If Mr. Macdougall had taken the time to attend this very informative session, he might have learned a few things about how the budget was prepared.
The staff worked very hard to bring down the tax increase at the direction of mayor and council.
It’s one thing to continually go after mayor and council, but does he have any constructive suggestions to offer. What specific things does he want cut?
John E. McKenzie