Eliminate Economic Development for economic development

Saltair – How about a novel approach to increasing economic development in the Valley? Note lack of capital letters. What I suggest is actually increasing economic activity in the Valley instead of spending a fortune mewling (and “muling”) about it.

Simplicity itself! Eliminate all economic development functions plus reduce the CVRD tax “requisition” by three or four per cent and leave those funds with the taxpayers who will – wait for it – spend the money in the Valley!

As for economic development: let the marketplace govern that, not tax dollars.

Pat Mulcahy


Cowichan Valley Citizen