Comment 60025

By highwater (registered) | Posted February 19, 2011 at 11:00:04 in reply to Comment 60020

Way to miss the point, Meister. Yes, council often votes on spending we don't approve of. Graham acknowledged that the money often goes to good causes, the problem is that it is discretionary ie. undemocratic, and brings direct benefit in the form of goodwill to the councillor doing the giving. The fact that the money is going to charities is beside the point.

If we want to see more of our tax dollars supporting charities than does already, then let's set up a fund and administer it in an open, accountable way. Leaving it up to councillors to dole out at will so they can look like good guys, is unaccountable and undemocratic. Surely you can see that.

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