Amalgamation is a ballot option

13 municipalities and more than 200 council candidates are too much for Greater Victoria – let's amalgamate

As we approach another municipal election, I continue to hear many comments regarding the foolhardiness of having 13 municipalities – when one would be so much more sensible and economical.

Of course not one of the 224 hopeful councillors we could vote for will admit this stupidity as they will have less opportunity of milking the system.

My advice to anyone who agrees with amalgamation is they should write the word “amalgamation” across their ballot sheet – maybe the province will then have the courage to take the necessary action.

Douglas Hamer

Victoria