Culture referendum

Resident wants art gallery/museum vote held during the 2014 civic election

First off, the next referendum must be with the municipal election in 2014.

The last one cost $66,000 and only 8,000 people voted at a cost to the taxpayer of $8.25 per vote.

No, no, no.

We need to get the current council to allow a list of civic questions to be put on the ballot.

A spring referendum will only draw a handful of voters, whereas the same question on the civic election ballot (in November) will indicate a much broader community response.

This is democracy in action rather than special interest groups stacking the vote and getting upsupported and costly development added to our already crushing tax burden.

 

Holly Baxter

Vernon