Development does not lower taxes

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In case you missed it, development does NOT lower taxes. On the contrary, your taxes will go up. Time to stop the PPU.

The hypothesis that increased residential development, increased population and thus an increased tax basin reduces the tax burden upon existing residents is inaccurate and not supported by evidence,” Kary writes. “Anecdotal evidence to the contrary shows us, for one, that city taxes are typically higher than village taxes and, for two, that taxes in St. Lazare continued to rise with the doubling in population over the past 15 years.” More residents put more demand on existing infrastructures just to maintain the same number and same level of services – more wells and increased water-treatment capacity, higher road maintenance and policing costs – and greater pressure for full-time fire and public security services.

Source: Hudson/St.Lazare Gazette