I don’t make transcripts of the meetings but YouTube’s robot does. Depending on the quality of the sound the accuracy can range from not bad to comically bad. The following only works if you are watching the video at YouTube. To do that simply click on the YouTube link in the lower right of the video. The animation below shows these steps visually. To see if there is a transcript you should try the 3-dots menu beside the ‘SAVE’ just below the video on the right. In that menu you should see open transcript. If you do that you’ll see the complete transcript available on the right of the video. And at that point you can select and copy all that text. and then paste it into a word processor and once it’s in there you can search for words and if the robot was able to correctly recognize the speech you might find those words. Along with a time code showing where they happened.
In the last City Council meeting a resident presented his changing tax rates over the past 4 years to council. He feels the rates have become exorbitant. And he has some suggestions about how the city might help its citizens cope with this change.
I did some research to find out if this is just something that has taken place here in Grand Forks or if there’s something else going on in the wider scheme of things. In doing this I came across the BC government section on local government statistics . . . I used the data I found there to build the following presentation.
From most of the graphs it is clear that while the actual tax rate per $100,000 doesn’t change too much over time the property value is increasing. And it’s increasing at a rate faster than wage increases are happening.