Ratepayers feel like Charlie Brown

Every year I am surprised that Central Saanich council will apparently approve a property tax increase

Every year I am surprised that Central Saanich council will apparently approve a property tax increase again that significantly exceeds the inflation rate. I think this will be the 13th year in a row.

The proposed 5.3 per cent increase is unacceptable. For a change, try for no increase instead of essentially accepting staff recommendations.

For your information, my ability to pay the higher taxes has not increased.

I know how Charlie Brown feels when every year, he tries once again to kick the football only to land flat on his back. I think that the rate payers of Central Saanich also must be starting to feel collectively like Charlie Brown when their municipal council acts like Lucy.

I do not include Councilor (Zeb) King in the preceding as he is to be commended for working to reach out to citizens and to reduce the tax increase.

I wonder how many councillors were elected, in part on a no/minimal tax increase.

Frank Witthoeft

Central Saanich