The problem with a sales tax, as suggested by the TransLink mayors, is that once it is implemented, it will just keep increasing, year after year after year, with no input from the taxpayer, and Translink will have a bottomless pit/pocket to draw from.
And a road tax means my dogs don't get to go to the off-leash park as often, because I'll have to pay a fee just to pull my van out of my driveway.
I don't live in Kitsilano anymore, where I could just walk out the door and take my dogs to an off-leash park.I live in Aldergrove, still part of Metro Vancouver, but it is rural.
The road tax is another attack on those of us who need to use our vehicles to get to where we want/need to go.
If you want to tax someone, look to those in Vancouver who are getting the best transit service, and also take a look at the cars in the parkades. For the most part, those vehicles are owned by people living North of the Fraser.
I lived in Vancouver. You don't really need a car. If you can't walk, you have cab services, or you have transit every three to five minutes.
So start taxing those who have the services, and not those of us who don't. I'm thinking that Metro Vancouver should end at the north end of the Port Mann Bridge, as that is where the services stop or are reduced, and we should have another regional district encompassing those municipalities South of the Fraser.
Let TransLink figure out how to pay their bills when they no longer have the pockets of those of us SotF (with limited services) to pick for funding.
D. Atkinson, Langley