Letters: Part of the problem

When running for election, they want government to be open regarding on how my hard-earned tax dollars are spent.

Editor, The News:

Re: Ridge bails on recreation deal (The News, Oct. 22).

On the whole, I am glad that the reason for doing this was to look after us, the people who have elected them to represent us.

As I continued to read on, I was upset to read what Coun. Tyler Shymkiw had to say that he did not like the open discussion of individual staff salaries.

This is part of the problem with any level of government.

When running for election, they want government to be open regarding on how my hard-earned tax dollars are spent, but quickly change their opinion once elected.

So much for open access to information on how my money is spent.

John O’Laughlin

Maple Ridge