Lower Maple Ridge taxes, don’t increase them

Maybe they should downsize like all the rest of us;
and start by cutting their salaries by 15 per cent.

Editor, The News:

Re: Ridge tax rate set to rise 3.9 per cent (The News, Dec. 5).

I think it’s time for the mayor and council to revisit their thinking about the automatic four-per-cent tax increase.

Their jobs should be to lower taxes, not increase them.

Maybe they should downsize like all the rest of us had to do.

Maybe they could start by cutting their salaries by 15 per cent.

Sorry, guys, we are tapped out. There is no more money for tax increases.

I’ve lived in Maple Ridge since 1973 and nothing has changed on our street. What are we paying for?

Overpaid staff and bad decisions.

Get real and show some leadership.

J. Gienow

Maple Ridge

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