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