Elected officials attending FCM a waste of money
Travel to Quebec City….while we wait for our new property taxes to arrive, you might be interested in knowing that several members of the CVRD board of directors, elected officials, are travelling on business to attend a conference and trade show in beautiful Quebec City, networking at our expense [the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference].
We should ask our respective elected official (municipal or electoral area director) to explain why they justify spending tax dollars attending this conference in beautiful Quebec City! Remember there is no money to replace the playground equipment at Galland Park as mentioned on Chek News, or test the water in Cobble Hill as the article in Cowichan Citizen stated.
How many from CVRD are attending? Expenses for each, i.e. airline ticket approximately $2,000, plus hotel costs, plus meals, plus conference registration fees, it all adds up. Remember your last holiday? At least in Quebec City our representatives can use Uber to get to and from the airport and maybe share the ride, a small saving perhaps. Send a message to your elected official!