One of the best parts of The NEWS is the letters section, highlighting a variety of views of community residents. The April 12 issue was a great example, with well-thought-out positions and sentiments. One doesn’t have to agree to appreciate the writers point of view.
The one unfortunate exception was the letter you chose to lead with. The writer objects to providing information to ensure proper assessment of properties. Not her job apparently.
Unfortunately no real thought appears to go into this opinion. I suppose that the alternative would be an army of assessors combing the district and snooping in all of our houses. Can’t see any problems with that, aside from cost, privacy, practicality. Given the general anti-tax feel from the writer I’m guessing they’d have even more concerns with that.
Let’s keep the variety of opinion, but perhaps avoid the thoughtless rants.
James WatsonNanoose Bay