Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Top Ten Reasons Not to Amalgamate

10 More local councilors means more politicians in training for provincial politics.

9 Divided we rule – no need to ever worry about coherent action happening to screw up senior levels of government

8 Local mayors are preparing for the second coming by forming a new 13 disciples group, though disagree on who will be Judas.

7 Cooperation and amalgamation is a communist plot

6 Cooperation and amalgamation is a capitalist plot

5 Since the province and the feds cut taxes we need to make up for the excess money in people’s pockets

4 Help keep UBCM convention solvent by sending 80 more delegates than needed each and every year.

3 The municipal governments created as a make work project for lawyers with 13 sets of bylaws

2 Local mayors are concerned about other municipal governments in Canada and worried that a unified Victoria will carry too much clout and be taken seriously to the detriment of other towns getting more than their fair share.

1 Money, money, money, must be funny in a local taxpayers world.

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