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City of Victoria - 2018-2022 Mayor and council general discussion


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#2221 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:35 PM

You must have had a large increase in your property assessment. Average tax increase should be less than 5%.

Assessment was up 20% this year. The assessment went up 21% in 2017 and my taxes only went up 4% that year.



#2222 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:40 PM

it depends how it’s relative to other assessment increases.

#2223 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:47 PM

My property assessment was on par with my neighbours, so I didn't really question it.



#2224 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:51 PM

2 straight 20% increases in your home value. that’s $60,000 a year there.

#2225 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:53 PM

There was only a moderate assessment increase in 2018. My 2019 assessment was up 20%; 2017 was up 21%.



#2226 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:55 PM

Bottom line: if I disliked the ridiculous ways in which the CoV spent my money before, I am absolutely incensed now.  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  :mad:


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#2227 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:57 PM

well you are up $120000 for doing nothing.

#2228 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 06:59 PM

Which is only any use to me if I sell and move some place cheaper.


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#2229 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:01 PM

when you die someone will appreciate it.

#2230 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:02 PM

you can also remove equity any time you want. just refinance.

#2231 Midnightly

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:04 PM

Yes. 22.5%

 

School taxes up 17%

Other agency levies up 14%

Victoria taxes up 25%

 

 

that's a sizable jump for school taxes with the cutbacks they keep doing (schools are beyond their limits, some are losing music rooms have lost computer rooms, staff rooms, parts of the fields for daycares, one is even having a bike lane running through it! the school's numbers exceed capacity of the gym so they can't do a full school assembly)



#2232 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:16 PM

per student funding is at the highest level it’s ever been in history. so are teacher salaries. not sure what cutbacks you mean.

#2233 Midnightly

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:37 PM

per student funding is at the highest level it’s ever been in history. so are teacher salaries. not sure what cutbacks you mean.

 

 

the cutback i mean are things like losing library space, losing computer rooms, flex spaces (which are often things like rainbow rooms where kids can get 1 on 1 attention or small group help) music rooms, art spaces (like a maker space) the numbers in the schools have jumped so significantly most schools have portables or "learning annexes" and even the push for daycare on the property (so kids lose field space)



#2234 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:43 PM

maybe if the teachers federation did not force the schools to hire 3700 more teachers this year.

 

Influx of B.C. teachers has led to fewer services for some, not more

 

https://www.theglobe...-some-not-more/

 

 

 

The unintended consequences of the court ruling have been, in some cases, cuts to French immersion and special-needs supports; a five-fold increase in the number of unqualified teachers in B.C. schools; and, in many classrooms, teachers spending less time with their pupils.

 

 

 

 

The remedy is a formula, negotiated between the teachers’ union and the BC Public School Employers’ Association, to provide workload relief to individual teachers when the restored contract language can’t be met. Teachers may be offered additional preparation time, cash or a second teacher to help with the class. Most have opted for prep time. That means teachers spend less time in their classrooms.

 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 May 2019 - 07:47 PM.

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#2235 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:43 PM

when you die someone will appreciate it.

I fully intend to spend every last cent I am worth before I die.

 

Edit: I suppose I should thank the mayor and council for making that an easier goal to achieve.


Edited by Nparker, 15 May 2019 - 08:47 PM.

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#2236 Belleprincess

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:14 PM

Wasn’t Lisa’s promise - the rate of inflation plus 2% or something?

Yes. 22.5%

School taxes up 17%
Other agency levies up 14%
Victoria taxes up 25%


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#2237 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:46 PM

As long as my taxes are going to useful causes like sending Her Worseship to Ottawa and Germany it's all good right?



#2238 Belleprincess

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:05 PM

As long as my taxes are going to useful causes like sending Her Worseship to Ottawa and Germany it's all good right?


Wait until sir Ben isitt becomes mayor. We will all be reduced to eating kraft dinner & living by candle light
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#2239 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:11 PM

I fully expect the state will take care of all my needs when that happens.

#2240 Midnightly

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:25 PM

I fully expect the state will take care of all my needs when that happens.

 

 

only if your a renter.. homeowners are the piggy banks


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