Give Reitsma a chance

Jon Walters, who abruptly resigned as councillor in early 2000, must have forgotten he cost taxpayers thousands of dollars on a byelection.

Recent letter writer Jon Walters, who abruptly resigned as councillor in early 2000, must have forgotten he cost the Parksville taxpayer thousands of dollars on a byelection. He never apologized for that, but in his recent letter he launched a silly personal attack on current byelection candidate Paul Reitsma.

The NEWS asked all candidates to write a 200-word submission which Reitsma did, like the other candidates. He used part of his published campaign platform for the submission.

Instead of bashing him, Walters should congratulate Reitsma for being so outspoken and robust on the issues of controlled, slow growth and the lack of openness and communication on council, which wallows in secret meetings.

Ana-Maria VoigtParksville