Taxpayers footing bill for both positions

Appearance of nepotism not a problem for Ashlie and Bing.

Editor, The News:

Re: Councillor hires councillor (The News, July 31).

When an MLA openly hires his campaign manager to work for him, and the campaign manager continues to draw a salary as councilor for the district, and taxpayers are footing the bill for both positions, and neither side sees anything wrong with that, that is disgusting.

When I was young and my father was involved in municipal politics, he always used to tell me not to bother even submitting my resumé for a job, as even the appearance of  nepotism or conflict reflected poorly on the town.

Apparently that’s not an issue for Coun. Cheryl Ashlie or MLA Doug Bing.

For shame.

Cheryl Baron

Maple Ridge