It's embarrassing how the city continues to plunge us into debt. First, it's a referendum for a new pool and fire hall and now $32 million more. These so-called capital projects seem to be more neglected maintenance than capital. We have to borrow money to replace lights and roofs? Where is our tax money going if no money is put aside for this?
Putting $7 million into Masich Stadium, which is used no more than six months, won't make it B.C. Place. The 2022 B.C. Summer Games and its economic input will not lower my taxes and will only add more facilities to maintain and staff.
There needs to be more talk by city council, city staff and the unions on saving money, not spending it. In the last six years, my tax bill has increased $1,000. Can I afford this and for how long?