Comment 64718

By Gary Santucci (anonymous) | Posted June 08, 2011 at 10:42:51

75% of the Municipal budget is tied up in compensation and benefits for municipal employees. In 1991 the Old City of Hamilton employed 3400 people. Now post amalgamation the New City of Hamilton employs 8500 people. Amalgamation was supposed to save taxes and produce efficiencies. Fees such as the ones stated above are charged at ever increasing rates to sustain the unsustainable. It is no wonder that our tax base is 88% residential (including apartments) and 12% commercial.

Gary Santucci
The Pearl Company

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