Our good Sookian mayor boasts, “No new taxes.” Well, actually, it’s not him saying it, it’s the Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) [yawn] speaking on behalf of the “District of Sooke,” since the District can’t actually speak for itself. Ah yes! not even half a year into his term and, “Let the accountability begin!”
In isolation, zero per cent sounds like a good thing. In actuality, property taxes have nearly doubled since 2006 (which that single year alone saw a 25% tax hike), and while we have a great sewer system and a quarter of a traffic circle (don’t ask), we still don’t have sidewalks — or for that matter, even any potted plants, pretty signs, or pretty anything.
It’s still a squat ugly little town with healthy bowels, for double the taxes.
The reference to the silly cement barrier is here.
And yes, in spite of all that, I do still love this little town that houses me.