If you click here you can see part of the concrete sidewalk and pavers in Brantford, Ontario’s beautiful Victoria Park. Notice the condition of the sidewalk and pavers. Look pretty good don’t they. Well, they have been torn up. This is a shame when you consider there were no complaints about the condition or accessibility of the park submitted to city hall. So, here we have an unnecessary, mainly cosmetic change to the park that will cost taxpayers dearly. This type of spending is one of the reasons we work half the year (Tax Freedom Day fell on 9 June) to pay taxes.
At a time of burgeoning government debt (Brantford weighs in at around $40 Million+), municipalities need to do a better job of understanding what is a priority and what isn’t; what is essential spending and what isn’t.
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