Councillor Bell's position on city finances:
Bob has been very vocal over this past two terms on overspending and deceptive budgeting. The massive capital projects that are were undertaken; coupled with the lack of courage to raise taxes to pay for them has resulted in the cutting of basic services and inevitable large taxes increases in the the next term. There is a signifigant time lag between the building of a new city asset and that asset's effect on taxes. We can not continue the introduction of new services and maintain tax increases at the cost of living.