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Priorities and Finance Committee Oct. 27, 2015

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The Oct. 27, 2015 Priorities and Finance Committee meeting included:

  1. Chinatown Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) Establishment;
  2. Assessment and Tax Circumstances Report; and
  3. Alberta Municipal Affairs - Muncipal Excellence Award in Large Municipalities - Flexwork Hub Presentation to Council.

Establishment of the Chinatown District Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ)

The Committee recommended that Council approve the Establishment of the Chinatown BRZ. The request to establish a Chinatown BRZ focuses on strengthening community identity, encouraging investment, attracting visitors, and facilitating relationships amongst local businesses, residents and community partners and is based on engagement with business owners in the proposed zone. The proposal has met the legislative requirements of the province to form a BRZ, including providing signatures from a minimum of 25 per cent of the businesses in the proposed zone. This item will be added to the 2015 November 9 Council Meeting for ratification.

Assessment and Tax Circumstances Report

The Committee recommended that Council, under the authority of section 347 of the Municipal Government Act, cancel 2013 and 2014 property and business taxes that meet Administration’s criteria for corrections; and that Council cancel 2013, 2014 and 2015 municipal property taxes for the qualifying non-¬profit organizations.. This report is presented to Council twice annually and Council typically accepts Administration’s recommendations, with the most recent instance being through the Consent Agenda at the 2015 May 25 Combined Council Meeting.

Alberta Municipal Affairs - Municipal Excellence Award in Large Municipalities - Flexwork Hub, Presentation to Council

The Committee recommended that a Council presentation entitled “Alberta Municipal Affairs - Municipal Excellence Award in the Large Municipalities - Flexwork Hub”, be added to the 2015 November 09 Combined Council Meeting.


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