Wed. May 29, 2013
Kin Hut Departure Bay
The first public meeting of the newly formed Nanaimo Ratepayers Association (NRA ...... no, not the Rifle guys) will be held on Wednesday, May 29th at the Kin Hut in Departure Bay.
The Nanaimo Ratepayers Association is non partisan and welcomes all taxpayers in Nanaimo, and that includes those who rent, as they too are paying taxes.
A primary focus of the association will be putting the brakes on what appears to be out of control spending at city hall which has seen property taxes increase 115% between 2001 and 2017. This is at a time when there is an identified shortfall in the funding of water, sewer and roads but sufficient money for $16,000,000.00 for new staff offices.
By having a strong membership representing a broad cross section of the community the Nanaimo Ratepayers Association will be able to provide a voice at city hall which can't be ignored.
If you are not happy with how your tax dollars are being spent, and don't feel anyone at city hall listens to you, be sure to come out and hear what the Nanaimo Ratepayers Association can do with your help and support.
Note: the author of this blog, Yours Truly Jim Taylor (not the famous one) is one of the founding directors of this association who feels only a strong organized voice will be heard at city hall, where far too many decisions are made in secret and are not subject to proper public scrutiny.