Letter: Math not adding up?

The Editor, Coquitlam council congratulated itself that this year’s tax increase of 2.06% is the “lowest increase in over 20 years."

The Editor,

Coquitlam council congratulated itself that this year’s tax increase of 2.06% is the “lowest increase in over 20 years."

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Really?

Obviously across the board, property assessments are up dramatically in 2017.

We were assured that the mill rate would be fairly adjusted and taxes would be reasonable.

I am now a senior and even with the grant, taxes on my aging condo increased by 69.1%. In my community, neighbours are also suffer whopping increases.

If I qualified for only the basic grant, my increase would be 48.9%.

Assessments are based primarily upon comparables.

Thousands of Coquitlam taxpayers are also bitten hard by unfairness, political ignorance and lined-up developers.

A few well-placed others do not deserve massive tax-breaks to bring the burden down to an illusion of only a 2.06% overall balance.

Saying it is the lowest tax increase in over 20 years is a blatant manipulated falsehood. So, who “really” benefited?

I know who I will not be voting for next time. It won’t be for those spewing false facts.

Bernie Archer
Coquitlam
 

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