Monday, March 13, 2017
Time For A BIG Tax Reduction??
During the run up to the referendum for the $80,000,000.00 events centre, Nanaimo taxpayers were assured over and over again by both staff and Council that it could be done without any tax increase and without reducing services.
The above graphic is a screengrab from the city website which was used to explain how it would be possible to find $5.4 million each year for the next 20 years without increasing taxes or cutting needed services. Remember??
Since the Nanaimo taxpayers have resoundingly rejected spending this money on an events centre it is totally reasonable to ask this administration to see that our taxes are reduced this year by approximately 5.4%
I suspect that city staff and this council are now discussing in the backroom how they are going to tell us that that is not possible. Really?? Why not??