Comment 6144

By jason (registered) | Posted March 29, 2007 at 11:26:21

so, area rating is too divisive to open for debate eh? What's so divisive or unfair about asking people in the suburbs to pay their fair share?? heaven forbid we all get treated equally. Perhaps things wouldn't be so divisive in Hamilton if there wasnt' a clear heirarchy which favours folks in the outlying areas over city residents. If he wants to keep area rating then let's do it properly. All urban residents who don't own a car should instantly be refunded the portion of their taxes that pays for roads. I would gladly take 50% of that refund and have it put towards transit/cycling initiatives and pocket the other 50%. Let's see how divisive things get when the suburban communities are forced to pay the costs of their own sprawl.

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