I’ve checked the old Podunkian archives and could not find a promise of reducing taxes in any of the material of the day.
That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen of course, just that it didn’t stand out at the time for me.
Though you have to wonder about the wisdom of predicting a drop in taxes three years away considering the fact that he knew the state of the city’s finances then and they certainly didn’t get any better in the following three years now have they?
He did promise to bring back former residents to a rejuvenated community, so I guess if he can find a couple of folks that moved back when the port opened then it’s mission accomplished there.
He stood firmly in favour of the big box shopping village on the highway, so he has about nine more months for them to break ground and allow him to shovel out the ceremonial dirt for that one to come to some sense of progress…
And as mentioned earlier in this thread he stood in favour of citytel (now city west) becoming an economic engine with its new partner the cable company (of course dividends have been a wee problem since) and there was the controversial discussions on the need for auxiliary fire fighers to compliment our paid force.
He mentioned collecting new taxes from development at the Atlin Terminal parking lot site,
he also suggested we were just around the corner from turning things around, a recurring theme in the last couple of years, fish farms and the airport and its ferry were themes as well.
The airport re-appeared as a theme in his recent thoughts on 2008 in both the Daily news and the Northern view.
Anyways as they say everything old is new again, so for those that wish here’s some links to a few of items for blog I did back in 2005 after the leaders debate between Ms. Rendell and Mr. Pond. One about the councillors debate at the time and One that recaps the election.
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For those really dedicated to looking in the past, just click on the November 2005 link on the blog archives on the right hand side, there’s a number of items about municipal politics of the day to look over.
Me, I think I’ll go to the library and check their archives for newspaper stories of the November 2005 election time, be interesting to see if there’s any real record of the Mayor Promising lower taxes, somehow I don’t think think at this time that’s something we’re going to see, maybe slightly lower than they are today, just in time for an election, but lower than 2005? Uh uh, can’t see it coming our way.