Comment 6028

By tomcooper (anonymous) | Posted March 26, 2007 at 10:36:52

Ryan is probably right.
Mayor Fred is taking a responsible position - he will need to maintain his composure in order to try to salvage something from the situation.
To the province he will look like the voice of reason.
At the same time I think it is incumbent upon other community activists to be quite concerned -even irate - about the situation.

The $5 million deficit will likely put an end to hopes about not hiking HSR fares (no matter how reasoned the position); it will also likely means that other proactive measures - such as the proposed low income tenant tax rebate, lowering multi-residential taxes etc. are lost causes for this 2007 budget.

Will Council be willing to hike property taxes to compensate for the missing $5 million or will they look at service cuts?

I am trying to wrap my head around why the Provincial Liberals would be willing to cause this much potential political unrest in order to save $5 million. My best guess is that they seriously misjudged the response.

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