Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

I've been up to my ears this week with dog walker politics (kudos to the DNV for being helpful and responsive; not so for West Van) but have also been following the many editorials around the pending Translink referendum.  You know, the one where voters have to approve spending for public transit, while Christy Clark can just magically approve any and all highway and bridge spending on her own?

Anyhow, if you missed the Globe and Mail this weekend, Stephen Quinn has what amounts to the best summary ever of the many and varied arguments for and against transit funding.

I'm partial to Number Four:
4) An increase in the gas tax is a stupid way to pay for transit because it penalizes people who don’t even use transit and takes money out of the pockets of hard workin’ British Columbians who are just tryin’ to get home to spend a little more time to do whatnot with their families.
(Depending on how you use the 'net, you may find the G&M locked up behind a paywall. Sorry about that) 

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

2014 Property Assessment Notice

Someone on the blog suggested I post this as a topic. I have taken the liberty of ' re-starting' the conversation by copy/pasting it from the point of the suggestion in the previous topic. I apologize for the '2012' image.  I couldn't find anything more recent on Google.