Originally Posted by cornholio
The local municipality should not be in the business of social engineering or trying to change the behavior of their constituents. Actually not to sound like a broken record player but they don't imo have the mandate.
Every municipal government does this. The reason they chose to tax certain things and not other. The reason they use to fund certain projects and not others.
You either charge a flat fee for water or you meter water. One strategy has one social engineering outcome the other has a different. Vancouver is a good example of this.
You have a place like calgary that offers free LRT in the downtown core. It causes one outcome.
Saskatoon most new subdivisions are planned communicates done by the municipal government. Zoning dictates sidewalks, front decks, certain size buildings etc. It is all social engineering.