Hope city council should take a long strategic look at Mission city council’s recipe for financial management and restraint. Not only has the municipality the fourth lowest taxes in the Lower Mainland, they are planning a zero increase for 2014, as well as paying off a third of their debt. On top of that they have managed to build up their future monetary reserves.
The Mission council has given us the perfect example of how to be frugal while still moving forward while dealing with the issues. Their budget recipe can be found at mission.ca. A lesson to be learned.