If you missed the public meeting last night for the All Candidates Meeting, one of the issues that came up was the new CVRD Regional tax – and the referendum on that tax will be included in the October 15 regional election – so it is doubly important to get out and vote.
In a show of hands last night, the majority of the attendees (about 200) indicated they would like to hear more.
We did it!
There will be a public meeting for anyone in Area G at the Saltair Community Centre on Oyster School Road at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 5th.
Staff from the CVRD will be there to make a presentation and take questions – so have those questions ready. We look forward to seeing you!
Posters will be going up around the neighbourhood today and tomorrow – please forward or post this message and attachment to anyone in your circle, friends, neighbours, family.
The rate of increase for Saltair/Area G is approximately $15.33 for each $100K of assessment value – so if your house if worth $800K, your taxes will go up about $123 per year.
The other figure in the calculation is the appropriation – how much the CVRD can set aside from taxes – that’s the one that is just as critical. It is the basis for how the “per-$100K” value is calculated. So if they start appropriating millions beyond the current cap, if it isn’t restricted to inflation increases, or some other target, that $15.33 could go up significantly. The maximum is seriously important
Thanks for listening!
Sue Miller, Saltair District Resident’s Association