Business Improvement/ Economic Development
I want to make sure North Saanich business owners are getting the best bang for their buck. Unfortunately, this is not the case today. We have commercial property bordering Sidney that is still not hooked up to sewer. This is property that is currently being under served, and paying a big price.
These properties could be better utilized, thus creating more tax revenues. These revenues could be used to fund; parks, roads, attraction/retention of doctors or even affordable housing initiatives. North Saanich has one of the highest commercial property tax rates in the CRD, and I think we can do better.