AAP funding of Creston’s Pet Adoption and Welfare Society is fundamentally undemocratic

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To the Editor:

The proposed alternative approval process (AAP) funding of the Pet Adoption and Welfare Society is a very cynical approach by the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Is the idea that the cost is only $5 on a $250,000 assessment the only concern we should have? I can think of a half-dozen other charitable organizations that could use a process like this.

W. Allen McLaren’s letter to the editor was an excellent backgrounder to the situation and a very clear warning of what could be repeated in the future. I will be voting no on this funding proposal because it is fundamentally undemocratic.

My question would be, can citizens could use the APP process to reduce or eliminate existing RDCK expenses?

Casey Messinger

Creston