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Election information session: Remuneration for contribution causes jaws to drop — 4 Comments

  1. Something is off with that math, the total is $80,000 a year, divide that by 13,000 and its just over $6 a year. Still not much. I do like a per person cost for looking at budgets, etc.

  2. Makes one think doesn’t it? I didnt think this last council had done a particularly good job however for their time and the pittance they are paid, maybe that needs to be rethought. Maybe time for a rethink on renumeration.

  3. Council and mayor should be paid more. This rate of remuneration – among the lowest in BC – means we will only see people run who are either financially independent or who have an axe to grind…Vast swaths of the electorate, of Sooke’s demographic make-up, are automatically excluded due to insufficient means and prior, inescapable obligations.

    Civic duty is important and many seek other manners of involvement but to sacrifice so much of a private citizen’s existence is asking too much without fair compensation.