Municipal politics is a rigged game?

Letter writer questions the ethics of municipal politicians.

Editor, The News:

Re: Unbelievable Al (News Views, June 19).

A retired realtor once wrote a letter to the editor of one of the local papers, saying when he was working in the field, the code of ethics for realtors barred him from running for council.

Why did that change?

We should not have anyone on council tied to the real estate development industry. It is a total conflict with the good of the community as a whole.

The last time I attended a council meeting, twice a council member had to excuse themselves from voting due to conflicts.

And they wonder why voter turn out is so low.

It is a rigged game.

Darrell Devries

Maple Ridge