Letter to the Editor: Educated vote is the best

Politicians need to realize that their actions have consequences, says writer David Janzen.

Leaves are falling, voting is coming, and it’s time for us to either extend the terms of our elected representatives or fire them for incompetent performance.

Election time is a time for truth, a time to hold our politicians accountable for their actions in the past few years.

A few months ago our council voted on a tax increase. The plan was to decrease taxes on heavy industry and make up this deficit by passing a tax increase to residential taxpayers, many on fixed incomes and small business in Grand Forks, many already struggling in our depressed economy.

The councillors voting for this residential tax increase were Cher Wyers and Patrick O’Doherty; all other councillors and the mayor voted against this plan.

Politicians need to realize that their actions have consequences. Our next council and mayor will be elected for a four-year term, an educated vote is the best vote.

David Janzen, Grand Forks

 

 

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