Originally Posted by biketrouble
>And what "need" would that be
Did you read Don Cayo's piece at all, or just the headline? Here's one reason:
>businesses were paying a great deal more than the costs their activities imposed on the city government
>Since it's residents, not businesses, that have the voting power, this is a sure recipe for irresponsible spending.
I thought you were against irresponsible spending.
Yes, I read the piece. However you referred to a need
to correct this balance. Businesses have to express they're displeasure by leaving. Was there a mass exodus of businesses from the City of Vancouver that I somehow missed?
Regardless, this is a bit of a good thing, as it may unleash some of the anti-tax fury directed at Campbell onto Gregor. Vision at all levels has proven themselves incapable of making hard choices to balance a budget and ease the tax burden on residents. (Witness their VSB punting of the school closure issue). Mayor Moonbeam just might find out the distance between Vancouver and Toronto (ie. Rob Ford's win) isn't as far as he thinks it is.