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.