Abbotsford Councillor Dave Loewen has started a campaign to have taxpayers from other jurisdictions pay for the lack of infrastructure in Abbotsford.
In a Tweet sent out at 2:54 pm Wednesday, Loewen says, “Urge your #MP to promote and support #federal investment in #infrastructure in the next #budget. #Abbotsford #Vancouver http://t.co/elib3J3P”
So … the fact that the City of Abbotsford has been unable to update its infrastructure (water pipes that are too small, sewage treatment plant in need of upgrades, roads etc.) because it has no money to do so and its DCC fund is in arrears to the tune of some $13,133,000 our friends and neighbours from outside of Abbotsford – you know – the Canadian taxpayers – should be the ones who pay for our infrastructure deficit?
Careful Dave. Some of our Abbotsford taxpayers consider themselves Canadian taxpayers too. They might feel you’re asking them to pay twice for your mistakes.
Oh and by the way … speaking of aging infrastructure … you should read about our aging police force that is apparently causing our taxes to be so high in Abbotsford.
(P.S Dave – Twitter etiquette is to use no more than three hashtags ‘cause otherwise nobody can figure out what you’re trying to say. And the hashtags you’re choosing are pretty esoteric … #MP, #federal, #budget … really??)
No wonder council hasn’t bothered updating our water, sewer or roads we pay so much for policing in Abbotsford it artificially inflates our taxes when compared to other cities in the Fraser Valley.
Dave Tweets here.
The link included in his Tweet goes here.
Editor’s Note:The ‘Derp’ internet meme above was created by an Abbotsford Today visitor.