To the editor,
Re: City council’s special-interest projects are boosting property taxes too high, Letters, July 1.
Both writers are right on. This mayor and council are tax-and-spend politicians by their performance.
As Nanaimo falls apart all over the city, more bike lanes. The unreliable weather here makes regular bike riding not likely – kind of like the lower-wage worker waiting for a bus on a statutory holiday, they have to work on.
Then taxing by assessment of value. They built two $550,000 houses two blocks away, up goes our assessment and taxes. Gentrification in the south end.
With the automatic monthly tax payment withdrawal from our bank, we owed $95 more at tax time. The city stated on the tax bill our monthly withdrawal is going up $25 in July. This is an automatic $205 at least of a tax hike coming.
Irene Spivey, Nanaimo
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