Legal costs see increase

Legal fees for Saanich in 2015 have spiked to an amount not seen in years

As a concerned resident and taxpayer in Saanich, I note a questionable statistic from the council meeting on Feb. 2. Legal fees in 2015 have spiked to an amount not seen in years.

One of our newly elected councillors was astute enough to notice. All other councillors remained silent. The answer to such an obvious increase in legal expenses should be blatant. Yet Legislative Services didn’t offer any blatant answers.

Ever since the Spyware affair, I have been wary of what’s going on at city hall.

As municipal taxpayers, we should all be alert to the responsible use of our contributions to city hall. I’m curious to find out why Saanich suddenly needs so much legal advice.

If people don’t become involved in their government, the government will become more involved with itself.

Accountability breeds responsibility. The public has a right to know where their money is going.

Martha Carlsen

Saanich

 

Just Posted

Hopeful Sidney pot shop owner challenges town after application denied

A court petition has been filed against the Town of Sidney

Saanich-based pharmaceutical company stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Saanich garbage collection days to change in 2020

Check District of Saanich website to look up new collection day

Victoria council chambers packed for ongoing environmental cruise ship discussions

Union workers, neighbourhood associations and more gathered for environmental conversations

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Residents in B.C. city could face 133% tax hike in ‘worst case’ lawsuit outcome: report

An average home could see a tax increase of $2,164 in one year

POLL: Will you be donating to charities over the holiday season?

Many here in Victoria joined others around the world to take part… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read