Bridge’s yo-yo costs leaves taxpayer uncomfortable

I join other Victoria taxpayers who are among the “very skeptical” about the Johnson Street Bridge project.

Re: Johnson St. Bridge costs rise and fall (News, Oct. 12)

I join other Victoria taxpayers who are among the “very skeptical” about the Johnson Street Bridge project.

This project didn’t start off on the best foot. I think a regularly scheduled public accounting is in order.

Is city council prepared to put the costs under oath in an effort to sort fact from fiction over the project?

Opponents of the project contend that the proposed bridge would be too expensive and a potential drain on taxpayers if the bridge’s yo-yo costs aren’t covered. And where are our MLAs and MP?

I am concerned that the contract contains little language protecting taxpayers from financial liability.

I question whether that language would offer ironclad protection, because the assurances by the city aren’t doing it for me.

William Perry


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