It is shocking as to what the City of Cambridge is left with to do and how much money they spend to do it with. if the region is providing 60 % of our services which cover all the expensive issues, why are we paying so much money to downtown still for the balance of 40% which amount to nothing more than a hill of beans. It seems the less they ( Cambridge council ) end up with as a service to the public, the higher our local taxes go to pay for all the ” wanna do ” jobs such as our theatre, possible skating rink/convention centre and 4th upgrade on Main St. downtown Galt and it keeps on going.All the while, Hespeler is continuously robbed of it’s finances to do the projects that had been promised to it for years.It is important to note that all the services that have been ” uploaded” to the region over the years was done by those still currently on council, who oddly, oppose Regional government.My question of course is simple.If you oppose regional government, then why give them more and more authority over our city ?? Even more odd, the two long term councillors who signed over our destiny are now planning on running for Mayor and of course, if the question is popped to them of one tier government, they will quickly jump to their one liner, ” we are opposed to one tier government.” While I have for many years worked hard to attempt to separate Cambridge from the Region and almost had Doug ready to act before he turned tail, I have to wonder why we have a local government at all when they are in charge of things like, Cemetery, dog catching and other miniscule duties that could easily be administered by staff members versus councillors. We are paying huge. Double taxation, to Cambridge and the Region and after going over the simply detailed list of who does what provided in the link, one has to really wonder why ?