Ratepayers association hosts first meeting

Harbour City residents are invited to the first public meeting of the newly formed Nanaimo Ratepayers Association on Wednesday (May 29).

Harbour City residents are invited to the inaugural public meeting of the newly formed Nanaimo Ratepayers Association on Wednesday (May 29).

The association, a non-partisan group, hopes to provide alternatives to tax increases without sacrificing public safety or services.

Another focus is to encourage greater transparency and accountability at city hall by insisting in-camera agendas and minutes be made public once the genuine need for secrecy has passed.

A third objective is encouraging zero-based budgeting and taxpayer savings reviews.

The meeting takes place at the Kin Hut in Departure Bay starting at 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact Don Graham, association president, at 250-758-0667 or Jim Taylor, vice-president, at 250-753-6019.