Citizens and candidates alike are all suckered by the ‘excuses’ of city vs. county dwelling costs due the hyperbole’ about taxes.
CCAG may well have used City Logo when they should not have, but, is the City using this argument as smoke and mirrors as at this point in the election, it is immaterial, period..
The arguments on both sides of the equation speak little of what citizens in and out of Cornwall feel about the differences in services vs property taxes.
The fact is one uses property tax money as the ‘excuse’ for not living in Cornwall, while others nit pic about the pros and cons of services. These are no win contentions. Too many variables and grey areas in these arguments and often stupid and meaningless purposes made of them to justify themselves.
In my view the first purpose on the whole is not about taxes but in the long run it is about quality of life, life style and personal conveniences being with close friends and family to a relative few for peace of mind in the country verse city living.
The tax argument then is meaningless in comparison to personal comforts in personal locations. If someone wants to make it their argument so be it but in the end we all pay the same due to extra transportation costs/gas/time/vehicular maintenance, insurances, etc.
Further to these points, it is what it is. Yes we can whine and complain within town; we can skin ourselves by slivering off pieces of admin./no save for futures, hold back on recreation costs, cut out the middle persons where ever we can or even just say a Rob Ford ‘NO’ to everyone wanting a piece of the small pie because they feel an entitlement for their charity, their cause. You well know these stories. Or, we could just blame all necessary professionals such as fire, police, paramedic etc. but those are seldom won and are edicted provincially and via union rights and demands.
Neither is a ‘pay up’ or leave town an answer. Every election this ball is kicked out, spun around and kicked up and down the sides of every candidate, new and old and all it satisfies is ego heads who want to score points for votes, not a thing more.