A new study from a BC think tank suggests city halls in Metro Vancouver need to rein in their spending.
The study, which looks at data from 2002 to 2012, suggests municipal spending has gone up by 74%, up to $3.3 billion.
Charles Lammam with the Fraser Institute says local politicians have long been complaining a lack of cash.
But he says revenues over that 10-year-period have grown by 86%.
He say, “So this idea that municipalities are not getting revenues doesn’t seem to hold water.”
He says cities need to temper their spending on things like policing if they want things they say they need cash for, like infrastructure.