Letters: Youth voice needed

Youth in Sooke should have a say in what they need and want

The referendum question seems to lack direction on the issue of what it is we are borrowing for. Are we to build a centre for $1.5 million including land or is this money just to renovate an existing building? Taxpayers will be on the hook for an increase and they may want to have some questions answered first. Does this increase mean that we will overlook the needs for young families and the youth in the next tax season?

Our sports fields and parks need serious attention so where are the funds for this? In my opinion we are overlooking the needs of the young in this community because they have no voice. If taxes are going to go up and they will carry the burden then why not help with their issues as well? Shouldn’t this be how a community works? If we learned anything from the sixties it was that the establishment is vulnerable to change by what ever means is necessary. Young people need to be heard by this government and we need to hear from them.

Herb Haldane

Sooke