I’m happy to see that a former school trustee is able to keep his name and now his photo in the paper, this time with a petition about a zero per cent property tax increase for 2013 [Petition targets City taxes, Oct. 23, TIMES].
Who couldn’t have gotten 1,300 signatures on a zero increase for property taxes? The number of signatures would only depend on the time spent collecting signatures.
People are always upset with any rising costs. No one wants to pay more taxes, but realize services provide a benefit to all: a traffic light, a street light, road paved, ditches cleaned, Christmas lights, library, museum, Harris Road improvements…
I remember asking for two proper pedestrian-controlled traffic lights at two crosswalks, one at Harris and the museum and at City Hall. I was told each light costs $60,000. Each. Ouch!
It wasn’t too many years ago when Mr. M. lobbied council through the newspapers about speeding cars, and was awarded “traffic calming” on his street.
I wonder what that cost us taxpayers? He was happy, so I guess that increase to the budget was okay.
I can almost guarantee that Mr. M. will be running in the next election, and this is just another way of making sure his name stays out front. Most people successfully running for election in Pitt Meadows are well known for having done things in and for the community.
Mr. M. knows full well controlling costs is not as easy as he makes out.
It makes me wonder about someone with his supposed expertise. I wonder what his next move will be to keep himself in the public eye?
Annette Code, Pitt Meadows