We know what council and cronies want but it is the electorate who should decide. And they should keep in mind that much increased property taxes at a time of high unemployment (100,000 recent job losses in Alberta from the energy sector alone) will mean less of the disposable income that supports small businesses in St. Albert. And these job losses don’t include those in spin-off businesses and services. There is also an increase in bank interest rates predicted to translate into mortgage problems for many home-owners. Money in city reserves is still money; you use it unwisely, you need to borrow for other things.
This council is not as forth-coming as it should be. Keep that in mind when you vote.
Doris Wrench Eisler, St. Albert