Hamilton's debt and rate burdens are growing to fast. Perhaps user pays might be and option.
Expensive but necessary.
Expensive but necessary
Consider user pays.
This is akin to taxing the the people who work in the city and people who come to the city to shop.
Put a toll gate on the bridge, let the user pay and not the majority of citizens who may never use it.
Make the Jetty and the Gardens user pays.
Put a toll gate at the gardens and Charge tour buses.
Let the gullies grow as nature intends.
We’re proposing to balance our books in 2024/25 and reset our debt-to-revenue ratio to 300% for 2021/22 then decreasing by 5% each year until 2025/26 where we will remain at 280% from 2026/27 to 2030/31. Rates are proposed to increase by an average of 8.9% in 2021/22 and 4.9% annually until 2030/31.
A good way of decreasing debt is to stop spending RATEPAYERS as if it is monopoly money.Stick to the basics the city needs. NOT silly frilly projects that sound nice .
We have lots of other projects included in our Long-Term Plan. We want to hear you views on any of them.
These suggestions are slanted and DO NOT let the RATEPAYERS have a real say.