We need strategic solutions, not homilies.
What are Homilies - don't think the forum is going to come up with the strategic solutions though.
My thoughts are the city is doing this to prepare for the next election as they know they face a lot of opposition on a lot of fronts. They helped fuel this and now they want to look like they are taking action, which is pretty much BS. Every move they've made over the past 10 years has helped fuel the problem and now all of a sudden they are the champions to fix it...just like they ended homelessness by 2015, will be the greenest city by 2020, blah blah.
the Empty homes tax will prove completely useless, and I suspect this next strategy will not resolve things either.
The vacancy tax is a warning. A strategic solution can work if the province is wholly committed. The reason why affordability and homeless policies fail is due to the inertia in Victoria.
Hopefully, the NDP gets on the ball and either wins or forces Christy Clark to get the message. Or, the province should hand the PST (7%) to the municipalities, and we'll get the job done.
So did you just admit you work for the muni's?? Interesting, brings a new perspective to your dumb ideas and hypocrisy. Sticking your nose into issues that aren't yours to solve, failing miserably, then blaming Victoria for the problems. Just hand over your taxes and we'll take care of it, buahhahahahahahahahaha...get real!!!
Small minded thinking is a big part of the problems with the muni's in Metro Van...Why would any region complain about a new bridge that will drastically improve traffic in and out of the city? This after failing to plan ahead when building the Canada Line, forcing the line to be downsized and drastically restricting the ability for the line to grow. Speaking of Concord, the city forced them to create a bland, boring neighbourhood with cookie cutter architecture and that famous yaletown
green! Man what a shame!!
God help us if the NDP wins, Christy is as corrupt as they come, but man the alternative will be far worse! If only another party could get their act together, or if the NDP would learn from their past mistakes and become a centrist party, rather than trying to go further left, as it stands I sure hope the NDP is unelectable, which I think they are.