Open letter to Whitehorse city council:
The administrative bureaucrats for the city are now lining up to get more money for their exclusive departments from ratepayers.
Whitehorse is now taking in refuse from all the surrounding towns and communities and needs to charge city utility ratepayers more money because the dump is now filling up too fast. I would assume that your corporation is getting paid top dollar to manage this extra garbage. Why would you not set aside this increase in revenue for future landfill closure and the opening of a new site rather than charge your users more to accomplish this?
Consumers want mayor and council to tell all their senior management to oversee that their staff becomes more efficient in the operation and maintenance of our services. In other words, eliminate waste and cut costs, not take the easy corporate government route of continuous increases in fees and taxes.
It has become clear to our organization, for some time now, that this new regime would renege on your electioneering promises and become the 10-year status quo of yearly tax increases.
You tell us you are still consulting on this budget, but when you are approached with new ideas and different views, you will say that it is too late to do anything about this now as your bookkeepers have already prioritized these increases as well as similar increases for the next two years (about a million dollars per year). But the city does not act as a corporation, only as a community!
Utilities Consumers’ Group