Today –Ward 13’ers will head to the polls and vote for the next Mayor and local councillor . For this blog, the choice is obvious: The person who is to spend the most, to lead our City. I know that this is going to shock you some of you. I know you may not agree and you are welcome to comment politely in the comments section.
Of course, the next question begs – spend on what? Well, Road repairs and the and a much needed city restructuring. Importantly in our ward converting old police stations into daycares and community run a center. Give the Parks department more money to really built natural environmental parks rather than the small green oasis’s they can built with want little money they have now.
The list can go on and on in this city, but generally we need “people city” builders of the new council.
Many may now be asking where the money to come from is. Well that is easy too… development taxes should increase as well as “special fees” for private mega projects… and if you think this turns investors and corporations away just look at the success Mississauga and Woodbridge have had with the method.
In addition residential taxes should rise primarily on single households (not condos) and more greatly on houses used as multiple rental units. Of course condos taxes should also be raised in a tired fashion according to value classification.
Why the levels, simply because single houses use more city services than condo owners and just gain more from the block of land and cubic space they use.