KAMLOOPS — Surely, very few people feel as passionately about their community as Kelowna City manager Ron Mattiussi. As he defended his staff’s proposal for a tax increase of 4.4 per cent on Thursday, he broke down and cried.
That’s right. In mid-sentence, he suddenly stopped, attempted to regain his composure, and wept as he carried on.
Knowing city council would strive for what has become a traditional two-per-cent increase, he reviewed the results of past two-per-cent budgets.