Council candidate: Jay Cadeau responds – What’s your position on cutting costs as opposed to maintaining or increasing the municipal tax rate?

City of Salmon Arm: Cadeau, Jay - council candidate

  • Nov. 12, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Cutting costs in a growing community is a tall order. We all agree that we are aiming to make Salmon Arm a more vibrant and successful city. In order for these goals to be attained the reality is further infrastructure and maintenance. This costs money.  As a municipal taxpayer myself, I have a split-vision outlook. On one side we all believe the City could cut costs in salaries and other extras to help keep the tax base low for our citizens. On the other hand, when a city grows so does everything else including property values. We all have the choice this Saturday, do we want to economically grow or keep watching our money and people walk out the door to other communities?