Comment 30320

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted April 21, 2009 at 15:22:23

Jason >> LRT which pays itself off dozens of times over in new investment and tax revenue is the same as sprawl??

Most everyone in this city agrees on the value of basic police coverage, ambulance, sewers, garbage, etc. Where consensus breaks down is on issues such as the RHVP, the Pan Am games, LRT, and other big ticket proposals. Doesn't it make sense, rather than casting one vote every four years, to have major spending proposals voted on directly by the people?

They manage to do this in Boston and that city has seen it's assessment grow over 500% since 1985, while tax rates have been cut from over 2% to just over 1%.

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