Owen Sound is suffering from
years of annual budget increases that have resulted in Owen
Sound being the high taxed municipality in Grey-Bruce.
As a result our population is migrating to Georgian Bluffs
and Meaford where they can escape the high taxes while still
enjoying all of the benefits that Owen Sound has to offer.
there are two questions that need to be answered.
How can we get taxes back
under control and what changes do you recommend the city
take to ensure we get our taxes closer to those in our
Should Council be have
the ability to approve tax increases in excess of
Should Council have the ability to spend
$30 million on a new Art Gallery building or should such
large expenditures be the subject of a referendum so
everyone can vote on such a large expenditure?