Comment 34769

By John Hemmer of McMaster (anonymous) | Posted October 13, 2009 at 19:37:28

When you check property taxes in City Hall, you will notice that City Of Hamilton has the highest property taxes, higher than Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Flamborough, Waterdown, Mount Hope, etc.
Honestly, I refuse to pay for lousy parking in this filthy downtown, full of bums begging for money, and just simply disgusting surroundings.
Any store outside the downtown core has free parking. If Hamilton wants to cater to potential shoppers, parking should be absolutely free.
Would you shop at Fortino's or Sears if you had to pay on their parking lots, I DON'T THINK SO!
Hamilton "wake up and smell the coffee". This city is becoming a garbage can, a city dump. Downtown is dirty, nasty and scarry. Crack-whores buzzing around with their pimps at 11 pm, even on Locke street, bums begging for money, and if you refuse to pay, they curse you down.
And please, when I hear this nonsense about supporting this city by dumping money into parking meters, my stomach turns.
With these outrageous property taxes we already pay, what do we actualy get, almost nothing.
Dirty downtown, roads that are equivelent to 3rd world countries full of potholes, public transportation that is a joke, poor garbage pick-up, recycle program that only causes litter on the streets, poor infrastructure, and I could go on for a while.
Shame on you Hamilton. Instead re-vamping city hall building, maybe we should re-vamp the outdated and obsolete staff!

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