The following letter was submitted to the Penticton Herald (link here). I had something to do with the structure of the tax to support the Conservation Fund so I feel I should respond to some of the points Mr. Llewellyn raises. My comments are bolded below.
Re: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen’s proposed Bylaw No. 2690, 2016.
After spending 40 years dealing with property appraisal, assessment administration and tax policy issues the RDOS’s new tax on all of us is flawed. As a past president of the International Association of Assessing Officers, I strongly recommend every resident of the RDOS oppose the quiet introduction of this bylaw for the following reasons: