Letter to the Editor - How a community makes decisions

Monday, March 5 2012

Of all the levels of government that impact our lives, the Gabriola Fire Improvement District is the one closest to us, and most within our reach to influence. There’s no shame or offense in daring to question this body that is here to serve us. It is the right of citizens to hold their government accountable and freely communicate their opinions, especially on complex and controversial proposed projects they (and their descendants) will have to pay for. So, take a chance – talk to your friends and neighbours about the referendum question. Share your views and questions. Then vote – for the solution that solves the problem with the least possible financial hardship for the community.
Drew Staniland