I think the optic word here should be refrained. Tony and his fellow Councillors need a real wake up call come November, 2008. We need to send a clear message to this group that their services are no longer wanted. Rather than worrying about licensing cats, and attacking various breeds of dogs, they should be concentrating on how we are going to get ourselves out of this hole they have dug for us. It is sad when I hear things like the engineering budget has been stripped because of the $5 million dollar screw up, but they can still maintain a huge management staff they ultimately will be sitting there with their thumbs up their ass for another year.
I don’t know if it’s true or not but someone told me today that at this council meeting they waited until everyone who was there for the bylaw part of it to leave and then quietly passed a motion to up our water and sewer taxes.
I don’t know if it’s true or not but someone told me today that at this council meeting they waited until everyone who was there for the bylaw part of it to leave and then quietly passed a motion to up our water and sewer taxes. [/quote]
Page 7 of the Friday PRDN has an article about it. The minutes are posted on the City’s website.
Thorkelson and Briglio voted against - but the motion to give this bylaw three readings was passed.
Just a reminder that we are paying for their screw up with the $5 million dollars that they said they had, and in actual fact, double calculated. We should also remember that Tony is only trying to get into the good books with all of us by voting against the increase. He wants to come off by looking like a hero, when in actual fact, he just wants your votes in November of 2008…
Just wondering though, how come the Snoozle buried this baby on page seven?
I mean the front page of the paper that day had a non story about containers that aren’t dangerous here, an item about snacks and a slap on the wrist for Terrace’s road contractor. Uhm not sure about you but I think having the city picking my pocket for another five percent warrants a headline eh!
Yet the story on taxes was banished to the deepest darkest parts of the paper. It’s interesting that nobody picked up, as has been pointed out by others here, that the tax increases were slipped into debate after the howling mobs of dog and cat owners had left…
Imagine if they’d read the the agenda for the night and checked all the details, maybe they could have scared council into sending the tax increase idea back to staff for consideration as well. I’m sure we can think of a few things that they could work on to recoup their self induced losses…
Theres 7 pages in the paper? Anyway it’s not surprising they waited, common political tactic. In fact if I didnt know better I would say they planned the whole cat and dog debate to cover it up but thats giving the bunch of apes more credit than is due.