Letter: Alternative to taxes

Letter: Alternative to taxes

Some of us taxpayers are getting completely fed up with ever-increasing taxes.

Some of us taxpayers are getting completely fed up with ever-increasing taxes at all levels of government.

The newly elected city council of Vernon approves a 5.5 per cent increase in property taxes for 2019. The mil rate is also going up, so this could be a combined total of 7 per cent next year, which is totally insane.

The deep thinkers at city hall assume it is easier to increase taxes rather than to look for ways to streamline operations, cut waste cut unnecessary programs and run it like an efficient business.

Manfred Kronert