Petition signed by this Area E pool user: here’s why

As an Area E resident with two school age children who love the pool, I would like to share my perspective for why I signed the petition

Thank you for your coverage of the recent Area E issues regarding funding of the Aquatic Centre.

As an Area E resident with two school age children who love the pool, I would like to share my perspective for why I signed the petition, and encouraged others to do so as well.

First, the suggestion this was about a regional recreational strategy rang false considering Area E was the only part of the region being tasked like this.

Second, we are quite happy to pay our fair share, and have no issue with a supplementary per-use fee.

Third, nobody — literally, nobody — came to our part of the community to make the case for accepting the proposed tax hike.

And finally, I will on principle sign virtually any petition that negates a tax increase created through the AAP process, as I view the process as fundamentally stacked against residents.

 

Damir Wallener

Sahtlam