Cobourg Taxpayers Association argues 20 per cent tax increase is in Town numbers

Here is a letter to the editor from Lydia Smith:

To the editor:

Re: Cobourg taxpayers association holds budget protest rally outside Victoria Hall, news, April 28

In this article it states: Responding to a CTA press release that said taxpayers should “brace themselves for next year” should the 2016 budget be approved, “which shows (the Town) plans to grow property taxes by a staggering $4.5 million or 20 per cent in 2017”, Cobourg Mayor Gil Brocanier said this is not the case.

“I want to make sure that people understand this has nothing to do with the 2017 budget,” he said. “That is something that we will be addressing next year, and it will not be 20 per cent.”

The Mayor seems to be a bit confused about the proposed 20 per cent budget increase in 2017. I think it is important for your readers to realize that the Cobourg Taxpayers Association is quoting the Town’s own numbers.

Lydia Smith
President, Cobourg Taxpayers Association

Source: Northumberland News