How does [Duncan city] council think the seniors on fixed incomes can continue to absorb these yearly increases?
I don’t think they care; 2.5 per cent last year and three per cent this year added to the higher costs of Hydro, ICBC, cable, phone, food, etc. The local economy has been in a recession since 2008 — that’s eight years of tough belt-tightening times for Duncan citizens while the city politicians trip through Oz, spending with abandon.
Council’s fiscal policies are not sustainable, what with mainly seniors on fixed incomes footing the bill.
We are being forced to find efficiencies and it’s long overdue for the city to become more fiscally responsible to the people paying their wages.
Kenn Mc Fadden