Council should discuss more taxes for industry

Crofton – At a North Cowichan committee of the whole meeting on April 8 it was moved and seconded that council consider at its next meeting reducing the residential tax rate and increasing the tax rate for heavy industry to 20 per cent of all taxes collected as represented by the property tax restructuring committee of 2009.

Opposed: Mayor Lefebure, Councillor Hartmann, Councillor Koury, Councillor Lines and Councillor Woike.

How long are residents expected to subsidize a profitable multimillion dollar corporation? The fact that council won’t even discuss the issue is insulting to residential taxpayers and shows just how disinterested and disrespectful our leaders have become.

I don’t know about the rest of the residents but I can’t eat roundabouts, parks, artificial soccer turf or skateboard parks to name but a few of the money-sucking projects currently on order.

If you think maybe it will change sometime soon think again as increased taxes are projected every year in the municipality’s financial plan. Time has come for a wholesale change.

Peggy Bran

Crofton