- March 16, 2012 - 18:17
I have a suggestion!Get rid of all the Shannie Duffs on city counsel and replace them with people who have the best interests of the citizens of St.John's at heart.No more turning down of projects that would immensely increase the tax base like the proposed 15 story building on Water St .last year , because some people want to keep the city mired in the turn of the last century and look out unto the oil storage tanks on the southside hill.Tear down the many slums that constitute Water St. and replace them with 21st century infrastructure.No building that is less than 175 yrs old should be considered historical unless the signing of the Magna Carta was done in it.Then, and only then ,will your tax base increase. and home owners will get a big break.That's my suggestion,for what it's worth.
- Turry from town
- March 16, 2012 - 14:47
Don't give anyone a pat on the back for a good job just yet. When your residential property tax is acessed each year the value will be driven up by overinflated property values thaks to greedy develpoers and real estate agents who fan the flames to get the property values burning out of control.This drives up the" artificial value " of your home.Eventhough the mill rate stays the same,you will pay more taxes due to this estimated value.When the mill rate or property tax decreases, that is time enough to give this council a pat on the back. Now I have to break the Da Vinci code to get this comment printed.
- March 16, 2012 - 11:52
The city is doing fine financially, both residential and commercial construction is up. Most recently they hiked the parking fines by almost 70% rationale behind it was to bring us in line with other midsize cities, I bet other cities don't have as many meter maids covering the same area. I don' t shop much downtown now because of the parking situation, it will be less again now..
- March 16, 2012 - 07:24
Breen continues to impress me and hopefully he will hang around.