Say no to increased tax for business

I cannot fathom the reason behind the proposed by-law that would increase imposed taxes on the businesses in the WLCBIA.

Editor:

I have read  a copy of the proposed by-law that would increase the imposed taxes on the businesses in the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area and I cannot fathom the reason behind such a raise.

Just take a tour through our downtown streets and look at the empty storefronts.

Why are we placing a further tax burden on businesses that are already struggling.

We need to encourage business not discourage it. More and more are moving into the fringe areas.

Whatever the WLCBIA is doing, it is not working.

It is a reverse referendum. In order to oppose it you must write a letter to the city before Dec 13, 2013.

The reason these type of referendums happen is because we are basically complacent people and like to complain when it’s too late.

I urge all of the business owners  to really take a good look at this and ask yourself why the raise is needed.

Are we all to pay for the empty storefronts?

I urge you all to take 10 minutes of your day and write a letter voicing your concerns.

We need to say “NO” enough is enough.

Dennis O’Neill

Williams Lake