Letter: Just the price of a coffee per day?

Tuesday, September 12 2017

Affordable housing is already a concern on Gabriola and another increase in taxes could see many rental properties become more unaffordable. Over the past few years taxes, insurance and garbage collection have all increased in cost. Off-island landlords often hire someone to keep an eye on their property interests and that is an added expense. Plus the worry of having tenants who make poor lifestyle choices make being a landlord less appealing. 

So before you sign a petition or vote for a small increase in taxes for every “special interest” group wanting more bucks to blow (including the Community Hall) stop and think, “How much will my rent go up?

Rest assured, it will be more than the price of one coffee per day.

Thanks.

~ Shirley Ingalls