Re. "Promises, promises" (front page, The Tri-City News, Dec. 7).
Two articles reported two city mayors' inaugural speeches.
One mayor talks about high taxes and empathizing with taxpayers reaching their tipping point.
The other talks about consensus building and spending money.
The first mayor, from Port Coquitlam, gets it. Municipal governments need to stop going back to their captive taxpayers and slapping more tax increases to pay for unaffordable spending - taxpayers, who, by the way, aren't likely getting any pay increases and are forced to live within their means.
Coquitlam's mayor is noticeably out of touch with the reality faced by his taxpayers. I don't give a fig about consensus building. In fact, some divisiveness over more grand spending plans would be appreciated.
John Holmes, Coquitlam