LETTER: Growing Mission’s economy should be a pressing issue

The previous election had no focus on sustainable economic development

This is a response to the ongoing dispute over increase of property taxes.

I am a home owner and appreciate a stance of Councillor Herar, and other fellow citizens who are questioning the tax hike.

At the same time the district is growing, and the infrastructure is aging, and one can see that this does require funds to keep with the speed and time.

The issue is that the previous election had no focus on the sustainable economic development. I cannot recall any single program that would be calling for growth of new local businesses, attracting investors, building new revenue base. We as citizen are also responsible for not demanding this. So perhaps not quite fair to complain.

Perhaps, the next election is when the question of growing the local economy can come into the focus as one of the pressing issues where expertise and leadership are in demand.

Jaroslav Chizhov

Mission

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