Saturday, 19 August 2017

Another squalid example of gross over-abundance of government

Back in 1899 when the Association Municipalities Ontario (AMO) was formed it undoubtedly was a good idea to form an association to assist in municipal government.

In 1899 communication demanded that municipal delegates attend conferences to keep abreast of changes.

But that was before modern methods of communications.

It’s no longer necessary to spend $millions to send 1500 municipal employees on junkets to acquire information that is already available! The hapless citizens of a small Ontario town of 6500 taxpayers left to foot a several $Thousand bill to send four education seekers hardly able to justify their expense.

Then there is Mayor Diodottie's astonishing personal education regarding a simple 'Airbnb Booth'

It has been reported that there are municipal delegates using taxpayer funds for romantic trysts and only showing up for the finality banquet!

One of the astonishing conspiracies is how to get away with gouging the taxpayer with the least amount of resistance.

Now we get to listen to Niagara Regional Councilor Paul Grenier propose a 1% sales tax increase no doubt to help pay the unnecessary cost of the OMA.

We don't have a funding problem we have a spending problem !

1 comment:

  1. I believe a lot of money can be saved if our politicians stop physically attending events like AMO. With all the modern technology they can hold these meetings via Zoom or any number of such sites, connecting a group of people. There are several municipalities throughout the Region that clearly can not support raising taxes,in any form, without breaking the back of the working people. Increasing the sales tax 1% is wrong. Where does Mr. Grenier get the idea that everyone can afford this? Wasn't he championing for the homeless just a few months ago? How can someone speak to our poor and then speak of raising the sales tax? Erika Furney