Fortin’s track record fails to impress

Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin spending

As a taxpayer of Victoria I am very unhappy with Mayor Dean Fortin. Since he became mayor, it appears he is on a spending spree that will not end. The debacle over the Johnson Street Bridge, the purchase of two Traveller’s Inn motels for the homeless, the work that was done on Pandora Avenue. Fortin has taken many costly trips that he says are in the interest of the people of Victoria, but what do the taxpayers have to show for it?

Their approval of the parking garage for luxury yachts in the Inner Harbour against the wishes of many Victoria residents. My property taxes went up almost 10 per cent. I shudder to think what they will be next year.

The businesses and residents of Victoria are very unhappy with his spending spree. Taxpayers cannot afford another term with him as mayor.

Judy Wilson

Victoria

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Emergency crews respond to crash on Elk Lake Drive

Emergency vehicles are blocking access to the area

‘Seven baths in two days’: Homeless adjusting to life in hotels

Victoria passes motion to allow camping 24-7 in parks until June 25

Income tax deadline looming

2019 individual tax returns are due June 1, June 15 for self-employed individuals

Victoria traffic stop yields drugs, case full of weapons

Police seize firearms, swords and flares

Youth riding high after Sidney re-opens skate park

Skate park, tennis courts, volleyball court and multi-use court proved popular on the weekend

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

POLL: Do you agree with the provincial government’s decision to increase the minimum wage?

B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will be getting a few more dollars to try… Continue reading

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Dogsafe has designed a Dog in a Hot Car Responder Checklist

Another Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ found in Lower Mainland

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

PHOTOS: Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed U.S.-Canada border in Surrey

Officials closed the park in mid-March over coronavirus concerns

Feds delay national action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Meanwhile, the pandemic has exacerbated the violence facing many Indigenous women and girls

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

Most Read