LETTERS: Tax hike in North Saanich too much

We read in the Peninsula News Review of the increase to our property taxes as well as our water rates in North Saanich.

We read in the Peninsula News Review of the increase to our property taxes as well as our water rates in North Saanich. Many of us are retired seniors on fixed incomes and find these increases onerous and unnecessary.

The voters have no input into how councillors spend our tax dollars. We have a virtual new town hall, a new fire hall and new bike lanes for the five per cent of people in our community who use bikes. With the huge surge in property values this year, unless the District lowers the mill rate, we will be facing large tax increases as it is.

I hope council considers this matter and acts accordingly with prudence and common sense.

Patricia Stockdill, North Saanich

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