Wednesday, March 04, 2009
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EXPROPRIATION QUESTIONS AND A NEED TO KNOW Pass along please
Are we paying too much based on market conditions? Is the $68K per building difference or $2.7 million, a 27% premium that we want to pay at taxpayer expense?
Where are the displaced people- our new dwellers going to go?
If the value is in the land only,should we buy the land not the buildings and save the added cost of demolition ?
Why are we buying dilapidated buildings at a premium to demolish them at Taxpayers expense? What is the Environmental clean up cost? What is the heritage cost? What is the legal cost? What are the contingency costs of the venture?
Why did we not follow the normal council procedure and open the Expropriation by law to public input, scrutiny and debate?
If the budget process ,is open to public input and takes 3 months, how can a expropriation budget by-law –that accounts for !0% of the annual operating budget be approved in a one session council meeting with little or no public input, scrutiny or debate ?
Contact your public representatives to get answers - it’s your money, use it wisely
Public Brantford Representatives
Mayor Mike Hancock
WARD 1 Councillors
WARD 2 Councillors
WARD 3 Councillors
WARD 4 Councillors
WARD 5 Councillors
Provincial representative Dave Levac email@example.com
Federal representative Phil Coleman McColeman.P@parl.gc.ca