LETTER: More funding needed for police

Lack of policing in general has been a major cause of loss of business downtown

Your Nov. 21 article on Shellie Gudgeon’s reasons for not seeking re-election is interesting.

One example is the push for lower speed limits, which is useless without enforcement that re-educates drivers. (And bicyclists and pedestrians who cause their own problems by their own dangerous behaviour.)

Politicians shouldn’t be surprised at lack of response to their pet do-gooder projects.

Lack of policing in general has been a major cause of loss of business downtown, thus lower tax revenue. Crime hurts poor and mentally challenged people most of all, as they have fewer resources to help them recover from loss of property such as mobility aids and loss of income from injury by assault.

I challenge Lisa Helps to do better than her predecessors in funding and managing

police.

Keith Sketchley, Saanich