Poll citizens on amalgamation

"Let the people let everyone know what they want."

For the last 15 years or more our area councils have been hinting about amalgamation of the communities in the south Columbia area. We have all heard of disputes between mayors and councilors over boundary expansion, tax portions, and lately recreation and culture.

I believe now is the time to be an end to this bickering and to allow all of our leaders to get back running more pressing matters, so I would suggest that all councils pass motions to call for  a public vote on amalgamation along with November elections. Just a simple question, are you in favour or are you against.

Let the people let everyone know what they want.

Passing these motions now would allow time for those interested to have their say by letter or public forum.

Lets make a decision and get on with life.

Cal Hockley,

Trail