Comment 29189

By jason (registered) | Posted February 27, 2009 at 23:34:41

Fed up with all of it.... actually, our money has been paying for your little town for about 3 decades. Hamilton's suburbs were given a disgustingly free ride during the Hamilton-Wentworth regional days. Your taxes are FINALLY going up (much slower than they should) in order to bring some fairness to the region. Fact is, your taxes are still about 40-50% lower than comparable properties in Hamilton. And we're not the ones sprawling across the countryside, wasting money and needing more expensive infrastructure projects to keep up with all of the goofy sprawl.
My dream is de-amalgamation where all the suburbs are told to go on their OWN. NO Hamilton tax money. Zero. Zip. Zilch.
Watch how fast your taxes will go up if that ever happened.
Old city of Hamilton residents paid about 70% of the cost for the development of the Meadowlands of Ancaster according to former Ancaster mayor Wade.
The numbers would be similar across Waterdown, Stoney Creek and other sprawling suburbs.

Keep complaining, keep wasting our money and keep enjoying your free ride. Hopefully someday our tax rates will be even.
Or if you'd prefer, you can keep all of your social needs out there and take care of them yourself instead of sending them into Hamilton.

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