Recently, we have been warned municipal tax increases in Windsor are inevitable.
In the coming weeks, city councillors will be looking at service cuts and alternate revenue sources. There is an idea being floated that by increasing parking rates downtown during the evening hours, this could yield about $400,000.
Surely this is a drop in the proverbial bucket in terms of addressing the economic shortfalls facing the city.
As the small businesses in the city centre face constant challenges for a whole host of reasons, this would only add to their burden. It also creates another perceived barrier to bringing folks into the area.
Balance sheets only show part of the story involved in fostering a healthy and thriving community. Let’s restore the core with more incentives and less restrictions.
Marilyn Chedour, Windsor
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