As a Richmond taxpayer, I am stunned by these large pay scales and handouts which are way above the private sector scales and even as compared to other government entities. 作為一名列治文納稅人，俺被這些龐大的薪酬水准和撒錢給雷啦，這種撒錢水准遠超私營部門的規模，甚至遠超其他政府實體。 No wonder our taxes keep going up, despite poor road maintenance and lighting (Cooney and No. 4 roads are full of potholes and shoddy patchwork), poor city lighting across main intersections of Westminster Highway and poor dike maintenance going from Garry Point to Terra Nova. 怪不得俺們的地稅持續增加呢，盡管道路維護和路燈照明破破爛爛（Cooney和4號路充滿坑窪和爛補丁），威斯敏斯特公路主要交叉口的路燈照明昏沉沉的，還有從Garry Point到Terra Nova的堤壩維護也破了吧唧的。。
As the city pockets millions of dollars with inflated market home values, have they considered a reduction in taxes for the citizens instead of a payout to a few? 借房價猛漲市府多揣數百萬進賬，他們有否考慮過為市民減稅，而不是花在一小撮人身上？
These payouts need to be audited to bring these scales in line with other organizations. It’s simply over the top. What are the councillors doing approving these large increases? 需要對這些支出進行審計，以使這種開銷規模與給其他組織部門的保持一致。 這至關重要。那些市議員批准這些大幅增加的開銷到底是個嘛？
It may be time for a change to provide better leadership.
John Kurian 可能是換有更好領導作用的人的時候啦。。 列治文市民 約翰庫裡安
Letter: Let’s see ledger for Richmond bowling clubhouse
7月7號有市民投書媒體說：： Thecitizens of Richmond voted for a mayor and councillors to represent them and run the city in trust, a trust that they will protect the welfare and financial interests of the people. 列治文市民投票給市長和市議員是相信他們會代表市民經營這座城市，以保護市民福利和金融利益。 The mayor and the councillors who voted to build a new lawn bowling facility had their personal reasons in mind when approving this project. From the way it is going, there will be no withdrawal. They are determined to go ahead, despite protests and displeasure voiced by the populace. 但是市長和市議員批准這個項目建新的草坪保齡球設施是有個人原因的。從其運作方式看，他們將不會退讓的。盡管民眾提出抗議表達不滿，他們仍決意孤行死扛。
Wetrust that you all discern faithfully to make a wise decision as to what is of value to the residents of Richmond. After all, it is our money 我們堅信你們應該誠實地認識到要對列治文市民的價值做出明智抉擇。 畢竟這都是我們的錢！ Francoise Tsang