AAP bad and referenda too expensive for CVRD

It is a fiddle that allows local governments to increase taxes for major expenditures.

Re: Alternative approval process (AAP)

The AAP is not an approval process. It is a fiddle that allows local governments to increase taxes for major expenditures. It stinks, based on the premise, “This is not a hot issue, no one will notice if we slip this expense by the public”.

A more appropriate name is the “stop us if you can” process.

Yes, AAP saves a referendum, but referendum costs are outrageous, due to the high costs of doing anything in the public sector.

Example: $15,000 for a referendum on Thetis Island?

Come on!

Why not save up proposals in excess of say $100,000 for an annual referendum, timed for elections when possible?

 

Don Graham

Chemainus

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