Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Many of my readers here know that since our local municipal government decided last year to impose an unfair 'usury' property tax penalty on our most vulnerable residents: the poor and downtrodden, along with victims of unscrupulous residential developers, that from this blog, I have pretty much launched a one-man crusade speaking out against it. Mainly for moral and ethical reasons.
Despite my repeated requests, this council to-date has refused to rescind this abomination of a Bylaw. However, soon, I believe, they will have to. Not on the basis of doing what is right, which as I have already stated they refuse to do, but because they will be legally forced to.
From what I understand by way of a comment on Dean Ward's blog a law firm on behalf of victims of this type of abuse is launching a Class Action Lawsuit, that if successful will force municipalities, such as ours, to mend their greedy ways and treat their residents a tad better than what credit card companies and loan sharks already do, when compared to them.
Along with the cancellation of Thunder in the Valley and the hiring of Peace Officers (Revenue Police), the charging of criminal 'usury' interest rates on unpaid property taxes is but yet another 'dastardly deed' residents here have been subjected to by a council that seems totally incapable of getting it right, when it comes to what you should and should not do, in providing 'good governance' to the people they were elected to serve.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.