Taxes in Langley City haven't fallen since Joe Lopushinsky was mayor
Editor: It is that time again soon, when we all see our bank account balances drop,due to our property tax bill.
As a Langley City resident, I want to clarify something that has been a sore topic for me.
Many residents, mostly in the Township, feel that we have been paying lower taxes, since we have the Cascades Casino to help us with the revenue it generates.
We have lived in the City of Langley 25 years. I can tell you honestly the only year I can remember getting our taxes lowered was when Joe Lopushinsky was our mayor. That was many, many years ago now. (Editor’s note — Joe Lopushinsky was mayor from 1988 to 1993).
I, and many other City residents, have been waiting to see when and if we ever get a break on our property taxes.
I can still remember when members of council were discussing the pros of having a casino in the City. One was: “It will lower property taxes.”
I also can’t get my head around the City giving out grant monies — something we taxpayers are paying for? Why?
With all the talk of cutting back and tightening the belt and trimming the fat, I ask council and Mayor Peter Fassbender — “How are you doing this, or are you doing it at all?”