Letters: Recycle community hall

Sooke's old community hall should be considered before new build

Mayor and council:

I am appalled that in such troubled economic times with banks going bankrupt, wars waging and huge economic chaos, that this council would even consider borrowing money and adding more debt to a population already inundated with debt and uncertainty. We need to get rid of debts, not increase them. When debts are retired do not take on new ones.

The B.C. debt is $62-billion dollars and mounting with a cost of $13,643 per man woman and child, and only the interest is being covered. The federal debt is even worse, $40,000 per person. We cannot, in a lifetime, count to a billion, how can we pay? Personal debt is already at record levels and governments are trying to curb those.

Do not encumber your electorate with more debt. The call of a few, from some special interest groups, is not justification to add this debt to all of us, ie: what number of seniors do the seniors’ group represent from the entire population of Sooke? Be responsible and respectful of our future and those who struggle day to day trying to pay off personal debt, mortgages, car payments and raising of children, without dental plans or government wages.

These people are the majority of your electorate. Don’t forget that there are folks dressing kids, buying schools supplies, etc.

Respect the electorate  and their vulnerability to banks and interest rates and a stagnate economy.

Let’s fix up what we have with a genuine old fundraising campaign and community help. A building with 10,000 square feet should surely suffice.

Ellen Lewers

Sooke

 

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