Friday, February 15, 2013

Nanaimo City Council Meeting Feb.18, 2013

 
Nanaimo City Council Meeting
Monday, February 18, 2013
7:00 PM Shaw Auditorium
Vancouver Island Conference Centre


Democracy Is Too Important To Leave To The Politicians
Do Your Civic Duty By Getting Informed and Getting Involved

If you say: " I'm too busy just trying to keep it together to get involved, consider that perhaps, if you were more involved you might not be having so much trouble keeping it together "!

You can view this week's Council Meeting Agenda here - - -  Agenda .

Financial Plan 2013 - 2017
Taxes To Increase 23%
User Fees To Increase 18%

From now until the budget is adopted in May, you can tell city council what you think about how they are spending YOUR hard earned dollars. Simply show up and speak during the delegation to Financial Plan portion of the agenda. You do not have to file ahead to speak to the budget, simply show up.

 Some Council Decisions You Might Want To Think About

 Council decided to spend $170,000 on an electric Zamboni, when a propane fueled one costs $80,000 and does the same job.

Council decided to spend thousands of dollars to implement a policy of banning the sale of bottled water at civic facilities.

Council decided to add another $700,000 to the $844,000,000 financial plan to pay for a communications person (spin doctor), do you think that is a good use of YOUR tax dollar??

Two years ago they decided to spend $16,000,000.00 on a new staff office, an amount equal to YOUR tax increase for 5 years!

Attending in person is the best way to see your business being taken care of, second best is watching on Shaw Cable from the comfort of your easy chair, it is also available live online using this link, and last but not least is reading what the local press says went on.

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