misleading information

Dave Olsen's election campaign flyer said 

“But what did the Islands Trust do with the support of our two current Trustees? They voted to increase the Islands Trust budget by $2 million, a 25% increase. This is unacceptable.”

This is absolutely incorrect and wrong. I have written about this before, when he first presented the information from the Southern Gulf Islands group in the Isle and Times. (https://lasqueti.ca/node/7080

Here are the actual figures from the Trust's 2021-22 and 2022-23 budgets, and links to one-page summaries of each of the last two years. The figures given here are rounded. They are to the dollar in the summaries

2021/2022 approved budget

https://islandstrust.bc.ca/document/proposed-annual-budget-for-the-fisca...

  • Total budget: All expenses (operating + projects + capital), which equals all revenue (including transfers and amortization): $9.1 million
  • General property taxes: $7.1 million

2022/2023 approved budget

https://islandstrust.bc.ca/document/approved-annual-budget-for-fiscal-ye...

  • Total budget: All expenses (operating + projects + capital), which equals all revenue (including transfers and amortization): $9.3 million (+2.3%)
  • General property taxes: $7.3 million (+3.25%)

Dave seems to demonstrate a lack of understanding of budgets and arithmetic or the lack of ability and desire to look up budget information from its source. He is continuing to misinform and mislead the community, and baselessly denigrate the Islands Trust generally, and particularly our locally elected trustees. 

This is unacceptable.   Peter

 

 

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