The CVRD board is moving forward with a parcel tax for parks.
Many rural residents support parks, and their own green space, even though they will pay more than their neighbours in Courtenay and Comox, for irrigation.
Rural ratepayers may be surprised that the CVRD spends much more of their tax dollars on planning department salaries, than on parks department salaries. Parks are growing in number and size, while development is dwindling under the Regional Growth Strategy.
The CVRD spending priorities seem disconnected and expensive. Something to think about when voting on a CVRD-managed garbage pickup service.