Do you support phasing out area rating for transit? Why or why not?

Responses to the question: "Do you support phasing out area rating for transit? Why or why not?"

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Ward 13
CandidateBrief ResponseFull Response
Gelder, Rich Yes I believe we ought end the current practice of area rating and move towards a straight up urban-rural split. If your area receives transit, you pay the same tax rate (and fares) as everyone else in the city. That way, we all contribute to each other's transit improvements. However, if you do not receive transit nor ever will, then you ought pay nothing for transit.
Mitchell, Pamela N/A Declined to answer
Vanderbeek, Arlene No No, I do not. I think that, until such time as transit is equal, residents (Wards) who receive little to no transit should not pay for transit as if they had full service. Keeping in mind that the Ward 13 Councillor will now be representing a Ward that will be predominately rural with absolutely no transit.

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4 Candidates Have Not Responded (top)

Ward 13
Bonomo, Gaspare
Gray, Kevin
Mykytyshyn, John
Roberts, John