Explain why CVRD needs expensive staff

Chemainus – Re: CVRD salaries Regarding the current controversy and discussions about salaries paid to persons employed by the CVRD, I remember an article in one of the local papers some years ago pointing out that the CVRD had 49 employees who each earned over $70,000 per year.

Would someone please to explain to me, in clear, nonbafflegab terms, what essential services the CVRD provides that requires the employment of 49 people, let alone 49 people each earning over $70,000 per year.

Graham Jones