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#2121 Mike K.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:36 AM

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#2122 VIResident

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:35 PM

There are as many, and far more current papers, studies, etc. that refute all those links you just threw-up.

Amalgamation isn't going to be answered in this region as saving money or not until the amalgamation is forced and 10 years

down the road the information is compared - just like all of the Amalgamations that have happened in BC. 



#2123 Nparker

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 12:39 PM

Our current governance model is broken. I am willing to try some form of amalgamation even if there is some added expense.


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#2124 Midnightly

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:13 PM

to me Amalgamation isn't just about saving money if that happens it's just a small reason for it.. to me Amalgamation would create less chaos and some more harmony around what we are dealing with now.. i feel the CRD is fractured with all these different municipalities that don't work together and Amalgamation would hopefully help with that

 

people in the westshore are pleading for some sort of light rail to get into downtown.. yet it has to cross through so many municipalities it will never happen

 

look at the whole bus passes issue.. you have people up in arms because they are frustrated one municipality gets something where another one does not yet the kids attend the same school

 

the plastic bag ban... you get charged 25c for a paper bag in Victoria yet you go a block away you can get a free plastic bag


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 04:53 PM

Our current governance model is broken. I am willing to try some form of amalgamation even if there is some added expense.

 

Agreed....I just don't believe it would be done because of "cost savings"

 

CoV residents enjoy commercial revenue that keep their property tax rates down, but this revenue would be watered down across the region.  Non union areas like Langord would be unionized.  Services like garbage pickup would most likely be standardized and offered to areas where it is not currently provided.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:14 PM

to me Amalgamation isn't just about saving money if that happens it's just a small reason for it.. to me Amalgamation would create less chaos and some more harmony around what we are dealing with now.. i feel the CRD is fractured with all these different municipalities that don't work together and Amalgamation would hopefully help with that

 

people in the westshore are pleading for some sort of light rail to get into downtown.. yet it has to cross through so many municipalities it will never happen

 

look at the whole bus passes issue.. you have people up in arms because they are frustrated one municipality gets something where another one does not yet the kids attend the same school

 

the plastic bag ban... you get charged 25c for a paper bag in Victoria yet you go a block away you can get a free plastic bag

Precisely: and once some form of amalgamated CRD emerges - whatever that might look like - the rejuvenated and presumably streamlined political governance body could kick things off by ensuring the region has a freaking coherent transportation strategy - which is exactly the polar opposite of what we have now, thanks largely to 13 fiefdoms all running helter skelter in different directions and sticking their heads in the sand enacting at best patchwork solutions within their own boundaries, and seemingly hoping the larger transpo issues plaguing the south island, such as formulating a truly long range *regional* planning strategy designed to anticipate and mitigate gridlock, not to mention budgeting adequately for and then actually addressing the woefully insufficient roadway infrastructure, will somehow just 'go away'....


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:19 PM

I am just wondering with the campaign to rid Victoria of cars, do we need some sort of adjustment and segregation of the CRD to represent the population?  If the realistic movement of 2 thirds of the population is blocked, what is the recourse?

 

We have been here before.  The CRD needs to be split.  It doesn't represent the population.

 

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