By Abnor. I managed to spend some time on the weekend visiting friends and enjoying the beautiful weather. I don’t often get about much more than walking will allow and it was good to see some old friends in other parts of the Valley again.
Before I left Saturday morning I met with my usual crowd of morning coffee suspects and there emerged a consensus that,municipal politicians being less than honest blaming other people for their own mistakes when they said Ottawa is the reason they can’t catch up to the infrastructure deficit they created..
Then someone pointed out that, being in the only municipality in the Fraser Valley with a negative balance in their Development Cost Charges (DCC) account, Abbotsford would, in effect, be getting taxpayers from all over the Valley to pay for their particularly disastrous financial decisions over the last decade.
They asked me to get this message out to the taxpayers of the Valley:
Municipal Taxpayer Warning
If BC municipalities are successful in convincing Ottawa to pay for the inability of local governments like Abbotsford to do the job they were hired to do – local infrastructure – you will be saddled with paying for the incompetence and foolishness of the city councillors and senior municipal staff in cities like Abbotsford who have consistently deferred infrastructure projects in favour of vanity projects and spent their local taxpayers’ money supporting the Calgary Flames farm team and a money-losing hockey rink.
If you want to keep your money rather than pay for incompetence, talk to your local municipal politicians and tell them you don’t want to pay for Abbotsford’s infrastructure.
If they won’t listen … make sure you drive on Abbotsford roads, drink Abbotsford water and use Abbotsford toilets as much as you can in order to get your money’s worth.
*This post not sponsored by Abbotsford Tourism.
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Editor’s Note:Abnor joins us from time to time with a question or two about what he sees around him. He has plenty of time on his hands and he spends a great deal of his time wandering the streets of Abbotsford wondering about what he sees and hears. He’s a modern day hobo with a Blackberry.