Property tax increases must be brought under control. The issue affects the affordability of housing for homeowners and renters.
Property taxes do not need to rise every year, it’s unsustainable over the long run. The city cannot afford to fund every project or program that they can imagine. The city must have priorities and make choices. A strategic plan with 160+ priorities is no plan at all.
One of my top priorities as your city councillor will be to hold the line on property taxes, not spend every dollar of new tax revenue on expanded services, particularly in areas outside Victoria’s jurisdiction, and to ensure Victorians get value for their tax dollars.