Tuesday, March 11, 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 and make sure it still gets sucked into some level of government.

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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