REVENUE: BC TAX – Backlash builds over homeowner speculation-tax form | Times Colonist

https://www.timescolonist.com/real-estate/backlash-builds-over-homeowner-speculation-tax-form-1.23602814

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The B.C. NDP is scrambling to respond to backlash over its surprise announcement that all homeowners in B.C.’s urban centres will be treated like speculators unless they fill out a tax exemption to declare otherwise.

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WATER and Accounting Fraud Agency: Setting the Stage for Water Rates: Policy Direction Should be a Priority – NBS

Setting the Stage for Water Rates: Policy Direction Should be a Priority

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Introduction

In the vast majority of cases, important water rate policy issues are never really discussed until the Proposition 218 hearing, which is undoubtedly the worst time to have that discussion. If the rate adoption process is going to blow up, that’s when it will happen. Discussing and adopting well-vetted and well-understood rate-related policies beforehand can reduce the heated battles and tone down the rate-payer venom by settling some key questions, such as: (1) Are we willing to minimize rate increases at the expense of adequately funding capital replacement costs? (2) How do we make trade-offs between revenue stability vs. water conservation?[1] or (3) Are we accumulating sufficient reserves to position ourselves to issue new debt? This paper discusses practical measures to consider prior to the heated debates about rate increases.

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Recycled Water Pricing Alternatives – NBS

Recycled Water Pricing Alternatives

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Introduction

California’s continuing drought underscores the severity of the State’s water supply defects. While in one respect all water supply problems are local, the expanding role of water transfers and development of new sources of supply create a common thread linking all water purveyors, and highlights the growing need for recycled water supplies and expanded water reuse systems. Among the challenges of an expanding role  for recycled water is how to appropriately price it, particularly in light of on-going court decisions that have raised questions about new restrictions on   pricing alternatives.

This paper is intended to provide a brief discussion  and general guidance on pricing principles and mechanisms that water agencies may want to consider when establishing rates for recycled water customers.

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CARON TRADE = TRADING AIR . . .

http://www.keensightcapital.com/our-company-keensight-capital.html

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WHO WE ARE

Keensight Capital is an independent European Growth Buyout firm with more than 20 years of proven investment success in supporting the management teams of profitable, growing companies. We provide capital to finance organic growth, enable strategic acquisitions, or help buy out existing shareholders.

The strong relationships we cultivate with management teams truly set us apart: we become much more than just an investor, but a trusted advisor and a partner with a large and influential network spanning several sectors and continents.

Through our various experiences, we have gathered a strong expertise and knowledge in growth industries. Our core sectorial focus is Information Technology, including Internet, and Healthcare & Wellbeing. In each of these sectors, the investment professionals in our team leverage their entrepreneurial and professional backgrounds to provide insightful strategic advice. While these specific sectors are at the heart of our company, we consider investments with any company that has strong growth potential.

The Keensight Capital team has concluded 50 transactions since 1998, yielding more than 40% IRR from a total of 37 exited investments. Our investment record is the direct result of the productive and straightforward relationships that we nourish with the management teams we support.

 

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