Higher to dissolve Niagara Area
Re: Municipalities working in silos, Letters, July 15
One purpose for the Wainfleet hearth corridor boondoggle is a directive from the Ontario Hearth Marshal’s Workplace that the gorgeous spectacular Wainfleet division ought to clear up its act, primarily paperwork and information that didn’t meet the requirements of paper-pushing bureaucrats and had little to do with the competence and efficiency of the volunteer firefighters themselves.
That this present township council has embraced this as its mission and legacy additionally has little or nothing to do with a lower-tier municipality stopping a dysfunctional regional council from turning into a most suitable choice for shifting ahead.
Wainfleet councillors are merely emulating their upper-tier colleagues, spending cash they don’t have within the hopes their names could also be remembered.
If the letter’s writer really believes greater and larger authorities, and an ever rising variety of extremely paid bureaucrats, is the answer to Niagara’s issues I might recommend he check out our current governments at federal and provincial ranges.
Forcing amalgamation on the 12 decrease tier municipalities solely serves to additional scale back the affect on the 12 communities to have any say in the way forward for their households and their chosen houses.
Much better to dissolve Niagara regional authorities totally. It might be messy to start with however with 12 municipalities instantly doubling their budgets, who is aware of, even Wainfleet council might be able to make a rational case for this new hearth corridor.
Re: Property evaluation delay will result in tax invoice ‘sticker shock,’ St. Catharines council price range committee warns, June 24
I learn with curiosity the article on property evaluation will increase attributable to delayed reassessments and a steep rise in property values.
What I don’t perceive is how town is getting by with present taxes generated by 2016 assessments.
Maintaining present by adjusting for inflation appears cheap.
Set a accountable price range and set the mill price accordingly. A 25 per cent enhance in property evaluation shouldn’t imply a 25 per cent enhance in taxes..
I imagine our mayor is the one enjoying “politics over coverage.”
Poilievre on the best way
As a Conservative, I’m ashamed to confess Pierre Poilievre is on his option to the management of the federal occasion and is now apparently main the parade of misfits who need the job.
His use of slovenly rhetoric and public embrace of the leaders of the Canadian revolt solely serves to domesticate the haters, the resenters, and the paranoids. He performs on the worst instincts of Canadians and like his populist heroes Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, will say or do something to attain his aim of management.
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