It’s time to cut municipal spending

Just because the feds or the provincial government offer us money, doesn’t mean we have to take it

As Tom Fletcher pointed out in his Sept. 13 column “Curing a Community Cash Crunch,” the Union of BC Municipalities gather together to scheme and propose new ways to continually raise our property taxes and milk already challenged provincial and federal sources of revenue.

Where do they think we are going to magically pull this money from?

Who asked them to go out on a limb for capital projects just because the feds or provincial government offer them a share of the loot.

Why do we put sidewalks in Parks when we don’t have curbs and gutters on all the streets?

I have the best proposal of all, “quit wasting our damn money on your personal legacies, we can’t afford them!” It is time to seriously cut our spending. Just because the feds or the provincial government offer us money, doesn’t mean we have to take it if we don’t have the budget to play with.

If it keeps up the monthly property tax amount will soon match Canada Pension Plan monthly amount. How does that work? Lay some people off and only spend what you have to.

Art Green,

Hope

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