Fiscal Responsibility – More than a Zero Per Cent Tax Increase – Part 2

The best predictor of future performance is past accomplishments.  In my previous post, I suggested that true fiscal responsibility requires the wisdom to balance funding requests with the capacity of citizens to absorb a municipal tax increase. Council needs to have a clear picture of future infrastructure needs and costs associated with quality of life…

Fiscal Responsibility – More than a Zero Percent Tax Increase! – Part 1

Just what is fiscal responsibility? We hear this term bantered about so often and never more than during an election.  Especially this one.   All candidates will talk about the need to be fiscally responsible.  To some, fiscal responsibility means “no tax increases”.    The corresponding economic theory is that government doesn’t create wealth.  Only business growth…

Campbell Road Transit Center – Today – for Tomorrow

The Campbell Road Transit Centre must be built now to meet current and future needs.  And to provide up to 1600 park and ride stalls. Why can’t extra parking stalls be located in and around the current Village Tree Transit Center site?  Then the City could forego the expense of the Campbell Road Transit Center….

Days Worth Celebrating!

The last couple of summer days here in St. Albert have been nothing short of spectacular. Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a light breeze all come together to create those great days in Alberta that are worthy of celebrating. I love my community of St. Albert for a host of reasons but on days like…