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April 24 2017 Council Takeaways: Fishing derby sponsored, 2017 tax increase set at 5.58 per cent, Communities in Bloom on hold, bullying policy drafted, “and more” — 7 Comments

  1. Tax increase go up and down the island every little community has twice what we have boy we don’t even have sidewalks sookes has to wake up we have good people living here I just about left because taxes were so high and the town has nothing it had more twenty years ago

  2. going to get higher each of the next handful of years, in terms of tax increases…the public has been lax allowing years of council spending on things we want, or legacies for them, and not on things we need…now the things we need are becoming more pertinent and timely, they have to be done….it is going to hurt the working poor…looking at the debt incurred by the CRD too, it all bodes poorly

  3. I don’t think it’s so much that council spending is unchecked, but rather multiple years of forced zero, or close to zero, budget increases have pushed off a lot of purchases and projects to the point where they’re all coming due at the same time. Zero percent tax increases look great on paper, but it often just kicks the spending can down the road for others to deal with.

  4. Re. No Gated Communities. I used to hold a similar view… until someone much wiser said to me “ Oh the gates are meant to keep us out?… I always thought the gates were meant to keep them IN.” I mean you wouldn’t want people like that just wandering around town like so-many escaped free-range chickens would you?