Paying the price

Oak Bay should cover the budget shortfall by taxing construction projects

I have loved living in Oak Bay for most of my life, and my only peeve has been the growing number of construction zones making noise, making a mess and choking our streets.

I have just found out that city hall needs a bigger budget, which means that my taxes will be going up, way up. And why? Because city hall needs more staff to encourage more construction projects.

I’m sorry, did I miss something here? I am expected to pay more taxes to encourage the one thing I dislike about living in Oak Bay.  Why not cover the budget shortfall by taxing construction projects?

Gail Bowker

Oak Bay