2019-03-22 / Letters

How about limiting spending?

To the editor,

I would like to weigh in on the Scarborough council’s message to manager: Limit tax hike to 3 percent.

This is disingenuous at best, and just plain dishonest at worst. And knowing the history of those leading the council, the latter is more likely.

Tying the tax hike to the mil rate, while both commercial and residential properties are being re-evaluated and valuations are increasing dramatically, is just wrong. And at the same time, the state’s contribution is increasing, new developments are being added to the tax base and many, many taxpayers will face increases very much more than 3 percent.

Just plain wrong.

How about limiting new spending to 3 percent, like the rest of us have to do?

Barry Stephens
Scarborough

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