On Canada Day two smiling Capital Regional District (CRD) employees were spotted driving around Thetis Lake parking lot handing out a seemingly endless supply of free parking passes. Granted, I’m not usually one to shy away from a freebie, but this time I refrained.
The seemingly innocuous gift from our CRD government represents an incredible example local government waste.
How much did these free passes actually cost? Paying not one, but two CRD employees (overtime?) to drive around in a so called “sustainable” vehicles provided an incredible example of how out of touch our local government has become with the fiscal realities of the day.
Amalgamation and reigning in the CRD cannot come soon enough.