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. 作为一名列治文纳税人，俺被这些庞大的薪酬水准和撒钱给雷啦，这种撒钱水准远超私营部门的规模，甚至远超其他政府实体。 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. 怪不得俺们的地税持续增加呢，尽管道路维护和路灯照明破破烂烂（Cooney和4号路充满坑洼和烂补丁），威斯敏斯特公路主要交叉口的路灯照明昏沉沉的，还有从Garry Point到Terra Nova的堤坝维护也破了吧唧的。。
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? 借房价猛涨市府多揣数百万进账，他们有否考虑过为市民减税，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? 需要对这些支出进行审计，以使这种开销规模与给其他组织部门的保持一致。 这至关重要。那些市议员批准这些大幅增加的开销到底是个嘛？
It may be time for a change to provide better leadership.
John Kurian 可能是换有更好领导作用的人的时候啦。。 列治文市民 约翰库里安
Letter: Let’s see ledger for Richmond bowling clubhouse
7月7号有市民投书媒体说：： 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. 列治文市民投票给市长和市议员是相信他们会代表市民经营这座城市，以保护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. 但是市长和市议员批准这个项目建新的草坪保龄球设施是有个人原因的。从其运作方式看，他们将不会退让的。尽管民众提出抗议表达不满，他们仍决意孤行死扛。
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 我们坚信你们应该诚实地认识到要对列治文市民的价值做出明智抉择。 毕竟这都是我们的钱！ Francoise Tsang