The actual cost of the deer cull as shown in two recent letters definitely need explaining. I understand the Capital Regional District added funds (our tax dollars) and Oak Bay paid a set amount, but in both letters the costs of the cull are way above the amount specified by the mayor when he quoted $500 per deer.
I read where it stated in the RFP that the cost was now $600 per deer but the amount paid out was at least three times that.
I know this cull was a secret mission by the mayor but now he has to explain to the taxpayers why the sudden increase in costs. How many more hidden charges are there going to be?