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Supporting Parks Acquisition

SAANICH COUNCIL THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND PARKS ACQUISITION LEVY INCREASE

Jan 11, 2010 – CFAX

SAANICH COUNCIL HAS UNANIMOULSY SUPPORTED A CRD PARKS LEVY INCREASE —-THIS AT A COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY NIGHT

THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CRD IS AN INCREASE IN THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD LEVY FOR THE PARKS ACQUISITION FUND FROM $10 TO $20

SAANICH COUNCILLOR DEAN MURDOCK SAYS THE PROGRAMS SUCCESS ATTESTS FOR IT’S SUPPORT

“council saw the value in continuing the program. There’s been remarkable success over the last 10 years in turning what really was just $10 per household into millions of dollars worth of parks acquisition and the preservation and perpetuity of greenspace all over the capital region”

MURDOCK ADDS AN INCREASE TO $20 PER HOUSEHOLD IS ANTICIPATED TO BE PHASED IN OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS

EACH OF THE MEMBER MUNICIPALITIES WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE PROPOSED INCREASE—A FINAL DECISION WHICH IS TO BE MADE BY THE CRD BOARD