Monash Rates issue a distortion
photo credit: chaosinjune
letter to the Monash Journal
ANGE Siouclis is correct to suggest “why not trim excess expenditure and unwarranted perks and costs” at Monash Council (Your View, November 24).
But to say that we all should pay the same amount of rates is wrong. That’s what Margaret Thatcher tried to push through in England. People in the former Shire of Mulgrave which became, in turn, the City of Waverley and now the City of Monash, have always favoured site value rating because it is fair.
As site value rating is the best system because it doesn’t fine you for improving your property, our new councillors shouldn’t tamper with it unless there is a ratepayer vote on the matter.