Is your council and municipality burning through property taxes?
10 Good Reasons to join Grumpy Taxpayer$
1. We are one of a kind. There is no other organization in the greater Victoria region that does what we do. Our citizen’s advocacy group works toward better value for municipal taxes.
2. We are not opposed to taxes. Taxes are the price of society, but how much tax is too much? We are dedicated to lower taxes, less waste, and more accountable municipal government.
3. We are legitimate. Our organization is registered as a non-profit under BC Societies Act and must file annual reports, bylaws, board of directors lists, and financial statements.
4. We get out our message. Our newsletter reaches about 2,500 people monthly through subscribers, our website grumpytaxpayers.com, Twitter and Facebook.
5. We are known to the media. During this past year our viewpoints have been printed by the Times-Colonist, Vancouver Sun, and several Black News publications. We are a regular contributor to CFAX 1070 open line show and occasionally the CBC. During the past year we’ve been approached for comment by Global and CTV News.
6. We are positive and an open organization. While we’ve been known to get grumpy, it’s our goal to ask questions and be positive in our efforts. All board meetings are open to members and guests. We welcome your input and comments to our approaches and policies.
7. We are pro business and economic development. It’s recognized business pays taxes and contributes in the betterment of our lives and community.
8. We are unaffiliated. While there are kindred spirits out there, we’re not affiliated with or part of any other organization so function independently.
9. We are non-partisan. While we are ‘political’ in our efforts, we support no political party or candidate. Political candidates do not sit on the board.
10. We depend on your financial support. Membership is by donation – $25, $100, $500, whatever you feel comfortable with. Some members choose to make additional donations annually. Remember it’s a lifetime donation and membership until you unfriend us.
JOIN US by sending your cheque to Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria, #1606-751 Fairfield Rd., Victoria, BC V8W4A4. Or, go to the website and click PayPal in the top right corner.