Taxation Without Representation in Cornwall as Water Taxes Going Up – by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Taxation Without Representation in Cornwall as Water Taxes Going Up – by Jamie Gilcig DEC 20, 2016

Cornwall Ontario – It’s only 1.48%, but how many in Cornwall are not seeing their incomes go up by that much?  And of course while the percentage may sound small, these taxes rarely if ever go down.

Again, how many on council actually earn a living other than by the public purse? How many actually have to earn their income in the private sector?

The only time taxes should go up is when overall costs go up.  The reason after all to have reserves is to cover emergency or situational cost increases.  IE not to pay your rent, but when something goes wrong.

When you reach your reserve goal is there any real reason to have about 10% in excess?

As predicted Carilyne Hebert parroted her tax happy mentor Elaine MacDonald.

Clearly voters in Cornwall in the next election have a very clear choice. If they are happy with water, residential, and commercial rates go up keep voting for people like Ms Hebert, MacDonald, Clement, and the others that keep raising taxes or boot them out.

Does it make sense to have an essentially permanent tax rate hike because of  single industrial loss of $87,000?  Why should the residents of Cornwall have to pay for the failures of Economic Development and other failures at City Hall?

Again, this points to an over all failure at City Hall by Management and the direction they are given by a rudderless council.

As they say, you get the government you deserve, and this council, while an attempt at change, clearly is lacking in ability and leadership.   And if you really want change you need to elect people that can stand up to management and effect changes that will lead to a more stable tax base.

With property taxes slated to be going up another 4% depending on how things shake out it will be a colder 2017 for many Cornwall residents.

What do you think dear CFN viewers?  You can post your comments below.

 

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