Does this city have any good news?

The federal government has given Abbotsford $65 million to help pay for the Stave Lake project.

The federal government has given Abbotsford $65 million to help pay for the Stave Lake project.

That is just a drop in the bucket for what the final total of this water plan will be.

Our MP Ed Fast thinks this is money just given to us for free? There is always a catch.

This $65 million is still taxpayers’ money. If this P3 is such a good deal, where are all the businesses that want to be partners in this thing? Nobody has stepped up and the election is only weeks away.

My water bill is going to be double what I paid on the yearly taxes. Why is there such a big increase?

Abbotsford city manager Frank Pizzuto says our average yearly water bill will go from $349 to $550 by 2016.

Also, he said it would cost $100 million if we don’t approve the P3 plan.

Enough with the scare tactics, does this city have any good news for a change, like no property tax increase this year, the Abbotsford Heat team is moving, or the Plan A buildings have all been paid for?

Enough with all the negative issues.

For another $200 million on to the total of this P3 plan we could put another new roof on Rogers Arena.

Don’t forget along with your water bill going up, the sewer bill goes up as well since they are tied together.

Again, why are they so focused on the year 2016? It must be a  civil election year.

It’s time to look at moving before this city forces me into the poor house as I have one foot in the poor house door already.

Rick Fladager