Letters: Tax numbers ‘not even close’

Looking at my property taxes this year, they have gone up 13.36 per cent.

Editor, The News:

Re: Property taxes “even out” across city (The News, June 15).

The article speaks of property taxes being a final 3.15 per cent, with the highest being 8.7 per cent, where the home values have increased more than average.

Looking at my property taxes this year, they have gone up 13.36 per cent.

Last year I paid with the home owner’s grant – $3,191.15.

This year it’s $3,617.54, with the same grant – a $426.39 increase.

My assessed house value rose by 19.09 per cent, which is less than the 27 per cent average, so I’m completely confused by the numbers being reported. Something in not quite right.

You might want to do some further fact checking into the numbers city hall has provided as they are not even close to what I’m seeing as a resident of Maple Ridge.

City hall’s explanation on how they arrived at those numbers may make a more interesting story.

Todd Hovey

Maple Ridge

 

Just Posted

Sun shines on Car Free Day in Maple Ridge

First ever event featured live music, vendors and activity stations

Cyclists take over Maple Ridge

More than 100 cyclists took part in the 17th annual Race the Ridge

Flowers and ceramics take over the ACT Art Gallery

Ceramica Botanica runs until July 27

Streets blocked off downtown Maple Ridge for Race the Ridge

The 17th annual bike race kicked off at 8:30 a.m.

Give Hope Wings fundraiser launches Saturday from Pitt Meadows

Flying marathon will benefit low income Canadians needing flights for medical treatment

VIDEO: Huge crowds gather in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

Mayor John Tory declares it ‘We The North Day’ after team’s historic NBA title win

Feds announce $50M strategy to fight dementia

Emphasis is on prevention and and supporting caregivers

Federal Liberals’ plan to help first-time homebuyers to kick in weeks before election

Ottawa to pick up 5% of a mortgage on existing homes for households that earn under $120,000 a year

Parents of B.C. murder victim want her personal belongings back

Lisa Dudley’s parents, Rosemarie and Mark Surakka, were at the Mission RCMP detachment Sunday

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Pride flag taken down by Township of Langley

Woman said she was told it was removed from her front yard because of a complaint

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Most Read