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Downloading dominates council finance challenges:local councillor

The crucial conversation of downloading from higher levels of government to municipalities is not a new one.

This from Castlegar city councillor Kevin Chernoff in response to a new report that claims local governments in B. take on approximately $4 billion from the Province and the Feds.

 

The report – released ahead of this week’s Union of BC Municipalities conference in Whistler – claims local governments are paying far more than their share for policing, housing, and waste.

Chernoff adds for a city there is only one source to get funds from and that’s taxpayers who are ultimately the ones effected.

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