I have the privilege of managing the payment of property taxes for a couple of residential properties in two communities of quite comparable size, Sechelt with a population of around 10,200 residents and View Royal, adjacent to Victoria, with a population of around 10,400 residents. I couldn’t help but be struck by the difference in property taxes.
In Sechelt, a property with an assessed value of $589,000 has a tax bill before grants of $4,064.06.
In View Royal, a property with an assessed value of $970,700 has a tax bill before grants of $3,485.21.
I’m sure that for the extra $600 or so one pays in Sechelt a wondrous panoply of additional services is on offer, though I haven’t yet been able to identify them.