Saturday, May 11, 2019

Nanaimo Town Hall - Meet Your New Council

Opinion
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Inventing New Ways To Increase Your Taxes!!

The previous city council could best be described as the gang that couldn't shoot straight. They were however able to hold the line on tax increases albeit in what could best be described as one huge gong show.

The city taxpayers had enough of that group of city clowncillors and so they kicked them out and brought in a whole bunch of fresh faces, with the exception of longtime Nanaimo politico Mr. Krog.

It is safe to say that CUPE was delighted to once again have a union-friendly group controlling the city purse strings and the quickly signed union agreement was proof of that fact.

City taxes are set to increase by a whopping 5% this year which of course is not the only tax increase taxpayers will have to choke down. Of course the Regional District, School District, NRGH and the library will all be coming looking for increases as well.

The 'Climate Emergency" recently declared by the Tax 'n Spend Specialists at city hall is just one more creative way of getting deeper into the local taxpayers pocket. Just a sign of the rarified air folk start breathing once they become members of city council. Now, they are going to address the climate emergency.  Anyone else notice they are having trouble keeping the garbage picked up on time lately??

This is just the first year for this bunch and they are just getting warmed up. Hang onto your wallets, it's going to be a tough four years.

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