If in doubt, add another tax. Crumbling roads and leaky sewers? Better slap on an infrastructure levy.
The idea has been bouncing around city hall this week. To nobody’s surprise, the National Capital Heavy Construction Association (whose members benefit from the jobs created by infrastructure dollars) says it’s a good idea. Coun. Diane Deans says it should be considered. And the city’s long-term plan says that if higher levels of government don’t permanently set aside more money, a levy should be examined.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-an-infrastructure-levy-no-way