Development dilemma

Four-year development boom has done little to keep residential taxes down

For years now the development community has been telling Oak Bayers that if we renew and densify our community that we will increase the tax base and therefore our individual property taxes will be held down.

OK, we have just suffered through a four-year building boom that has profited those same developers and guess what …. this year our taxes are going up by the most …. ever.  We have been lied to and now we are expected to pay through the nose because of those lies.  Perhaps Oak Bay needs another kind of Tea Party …. the Boston kind.

Rhondda Tolen

 

Oak Bay