Re: "City’s $100 levy sticks it to fixed-income families," the Now letters, June 25.
When and where was this intention of a cultural and recreational parcel tax of $100 presented to Surrey taxpayers?
You know the one – the one that is now charged to us under ‘Net Other Government Taxes’ on our 2015 property tax notice?
This is simply an outrageous cash grab.
After the obscene costs to taxpayers pushing the transit plebiscite’s"Yes"vote, this is a further insult to us all.
Perhaps a $10 or $15 levy would have been palatable – if we had been informed of its purpose – but $100?
I will certainly remember this mayor and council’s attitude and disrespect to us taxpayers at the next election. I will not be voting for this council and especially not for Linda Hepner after allowing this charge to proceed.
R.A. Dennie, Surrey