Saanich News: Balanced budgets

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011

What will be the best way for Saanich to balance its annual budget while also finding money to pay for large-ticket items such as sewage and light rail?

Dean Murdock, council candidate:

“It’s about priority-setting. We need to make sure that as we move forward we’re being thoughtful about maintaining the high quality services that residents expect from Saanich. It’s not going to be possible to build everything at one time, so we need to stagger those approaches and ensure we’re investing in the services that our residents want. Every one of the elected officials has a responsibility to be sensitive to the burden property taxes have on taxpayers. We need to work with senior levels of government to leverage opportunities for funding, as well.”