STUART HERZOG ON MUNICIPAL SEWAGE VOTES: ‘It still requires the consent of all municipalities to a CRD loan authorization bylaw’

If the B. C. government and the CRD think they can reach into taxpayers’ pockets to pay for their ill-advised sewage plan, they should think again.

Hiding this massive project behind the Environmental Management Act not only allows them to exclude this greenhouse-gas producing monster from a full B. C. and federal environmental impact assessment, it also enables them to force the public to cough up the money without being allowed to say no.

But the picture painted by the CRD (“CRD needn’t ask voters for a sewage loan,” March 11) might not be entirely accurate.

Asking the Inspector of Municipalities to approve the liability is only one of the regulatory options.

It still requires the consent of all municipalities to a CRD loan authorization bylaw.

The B. C. government and the CRD should take care.

They are waking up a sleeping dragon of public outrage that could strike down their self-serving and environmentally destructive sewage plans.

Stuart Herzog

Victoria

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Expect a tax revolt on sewage plans

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Page A11

CCC

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2 Responses to STUART HERZOG ON MUNICIPAL SEWAGE VOTES: ‘It still requires the consent of all municipalities to a CRD loan authorization bylaw’

  1. Ronnie Cohen says:

    Hi,

    Please forward my email address to Stuart Herzog or let me have his email address.

    • goyodelarosa says:

      Sorry, Ronnie, no can do, as I don’t have it.

      This post came from a letter he had published in a newspaper.

      Gregory Hartnell, Editor
      CCC Blog

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