Letter: No reason for city to raise taxes

It all comes down to the willingness and competence of our city council to only spend the ever increasing revenue that they receive

Reading Mike Friesen letter, (No-tax plan oversimplified, Chilliwack Progress, March 27.)

Mike, you fail to understand that a zero tax increase does not mean that the city gets less income. Look at all the new houses being built in Chilliwack paying more taxes and all the new business paying for licenses. Every year the city gets more additional income, than the cost of living, without raising taxes.

They just can’t stop spending more of your hard earned money and they also like to gamble millions of your taxpayer dollars into real estate.  It’s not just the tax payers that suffer; rent for all will also have to increase because of it.  Don’t blame the landlords; you can blame the city for your rent increase. There is no reason for taxes to increase in Chilliwack period; it all comes down to the willingness and competence of our city council to only spend the ever increasing revenue that they receive. Please remember that during next civic election.

Louis Raboin