LETTER: Affordable housing and services should be considered when placing your vote

Dear editor,

The “Vital Signs” findings (Comox Valley Record, Oct. 2) shows that housing affordability is a huge concern in the Comox Valley – this is no surprise. So in this local municipal election, which candidates are promoting affordable services for affordable housing?

Some are – they deserve strong consideration of your vote. Some elected representatives have worked on this in their last term. Check out who has been working on this looming issue and who indicated that they will work on managing the cost of services.

“Sustainability” used to be a buzzword for environmental issues. Now it must also include the basic necessity of housing. Are four local government services and their costs sustainable? The cost of water liquid water and solid waste have been rising at unsustainable rate for those at the bottom of the income scale.

In this election, please consider those who have been working on, or say they will work on the affordability issue. Your vote is vitally important to lower income service providers here.

Phil Harrison,

Comox

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