The numbers speak for amalgamation

"Amalgamation will also eliminate all the squabbling taking place over recreation and library facilities."

For 15,679 residents we have: five city halls, five mayors, 30 councillors, five chief executive officers, five superintendents of works, one regional district complex, two Area A & B representatives and an untold number of staff.

These are all paid personnel.

We could have; one city hall plus four satellite offices, six councillors but could have as many as 12, one chief executive officer, 1 superintendent of works plus five foremen.

Imagine the savings for us taxpayers.

Amalgamation will also eliminate all the squabbling taking place over recreation and library facilities.

How can Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal get by with millions of residents and not many more councillors?

Sam Konkin

Trail