Letters: Council open mike for citizens

Community members encouraged to speak to Sooke council about their issues

The legacy of this great community and many communities throughout Canada are very similar when it comes to volunteers and the reasons for volunteering.

Whatever your reasons are for taking the time to volunteer you are part of a fraternity of volunteers that came before you and will keep coming long after you are gone.

I truly believe most people who volunteer are authentic and generous with the best of intentions for the community. The problem is when any organization requires tax dollars to operate, funding requirements can complicate the process. These funding rules are to protect everybody but can seem overwhelming to the individual donating time. Hopefully most people can see the bigger picture.

In youth sports there is a criminal record check to be a coach, all because of the very slight possibility that someone is not well suited for that volunteer position.

So, if the volunteers of the fire department want to understand budget issues, then please come to the budget process or any regular meeting, we have an open mike at the end of each one for questions.

As for the chamber group that showed up last week, well, let’s just say you need to work on your presentation. As you can see, I am working on my own delivery.

Herb Haldane

Sooke

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