The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is taking aim at municipal spending more than a month before the next civic election.
Between 2006 and 2016, municipal spending increased 43 per cent while B.C’s population only grew by 12 per cent.
Western Region Vice President Richard Truscott says of the 20 cities surveyed, Kamloops was in the middle of the pack.
“Over the long haul the increased operating spending in Kamloops was about 29 per cent so that’s puts it a little bit above the average for all those 20 cities, but not too bad. Kamloops is not one of the ones we are really watching and worried about. it does have some work to do certainly but its not one of the worst offenders in this report by any means.”
The worst municipality in B.C was the township of Langley, where that community spent 50 per cent, while Port Coquitlam was the the most efficient community.