I would gladly accept a 25% property tax increase if it will clear the streets, public transit, parks and ravines of crazies, addicts and vagrants. And not with a massive police budget increase, nor with more spending on the homeless industrial complex that makes park occupations viable, but instead through investment in supportive housing spread across the city, not just in downtown east.
Would a 25% tax increase even get us to the point of balancing our current budget given the feds and province don't seem like they want to help all that much? Let alone adding any services. Interesting times are certainly coming.