Comment 116963

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted March 11, 2016 at 07:43:01

As a resident and ratepayer in one of the wards that collects the Special Infrastructure Tax Levy, I'm happy to keep paying it - with an important caveat. I support it as long as the money is allocated via participatory budgeting so that it gets deployed into citizen-led projects that address neighbourhood infrastructure deficiencies and make real improvements.

So far, only two of the eight old-city wards practice participatory budgeting: Ward 1 and Ward 2. Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green has also expressed support for participatory budgeting, and establishing a PB system in Ward 3 is on his issues checklist.

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