Letter: Why is Township growth not paying for itself?

Editor: Re:  Township council approves 3.99 percent tax hike (the Times, March 17)

There is nothing wrong with the 1.95 per cent base rate, but I question the need for an additional 2.04 per cent rate hike for additional items for infrastructure, such as facilities, transportation, parks and road paving; plus paying for the hiring of new protective services staff and bylaw officer?

There has been tremendous residential and industrial development and growth in Langley over the past couple of the years, therefore the extra taxes on the new condos, single homes and businesses should provide the taxes for this additional growth.

Why are past taxpayers not only paying for their fair share of the taxes, but subsidizing the new development?

Bruce Bried,