Mixed comments at the first Tax Review public meeting

Photo: Dan Sutherland, left, presents recommendations to Tax Review Commissioner, Dr. Stanley Hamilton – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

Around 20 people voiced their concerns at the first Tax Ratio Review public meeting on Tuesday.

The afternoon session was chaired by Dr. Stanley Hamilton, the tax policy review commissioner chosen by city council.

Three presentations, along with a question and answer period, took place.

Theresa Mucci-Rodgers is renewing her call for the city to alter tax ratios. She says hiring a commissioner to look at tax ratios for this year is just a band-aid solution.

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Local business owner Lita Powell, on the other hand, says businesses are paying too much of the tax ratio pie, and she welcomes the review.

She recommends looking at other communities with similar climates and sizes.

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Another meeting is scheduled Tuesday night at 7pm until 9pm at the Quality Inn. Anyone with questions or suggestions is encouraged to attend.