Municipal tax increases out of line

Our 2013 property tax assessments indicate that in Oak Bay there has been a 24-per-cent increase in municipal administrative costs

Our 2013 property tax assessments indicate that in Oak Bay there has been a 24-per-cent increase in municipal administrative costs.

What could possibly account for such a huge increase in one year?

Our property is on the Oak Bay/Victoria border so we pay taxes to Victoria as well – we can hardly wait to see the Blue Bridge cost overruns start coming in.

Thank goodness the Auditor General for Local Government will be looking into municipal expenses.

Irene Monroe, Victoria