On January 23 City Council approved $45 million in tax relief by limiting the 2017 non-residential municipal property tax increase to five per cent. I voted in favour of providing this tax relief as it will result in a substantial tax cut for many small businesses in Ward 2. While I continue to advocate for long term sustainable tax reductions for all Calgarians, this temporary tax relief program will provide immediate benefit and signal that Calgary is Open for Business. For more information on property taxes, please visit www.calgary.ca/ourfinances.
With spring just around the corner, The City’s annual Spring Clean-up is coming to neighbourhoods across Ward 2. This means that shortly, street sweeping will begin to remove sanding materials and debris that has accumulated on roads during the winter months. City crews will be sweeping on a compressed schedule, working 7 days per week. When you see street sweeping signs in your neighbourhood, please remove vehicles and carts from City roads. For more information on when sweeping will begin in your community please visit www.calgary.ca/sweep.
The civic census online will be open on April 1 for census submissions. In addition, this year Calgarians will also be able to complete their voter registration online. Calgarians will be mailed an access code in late March which can be used at www.calgary.ca/census to complete both their census and voter registration online. Door-to-door census collection will begin in late April if residents are unable to complete their census and voter registration online.
Mark June 17th on your calendar for this year’s “Neighbour Day”. This is a great opportunity for neighbours to come together to celebrate our strong community spirit in Calgary. For more information visit www.calgary.ca/NeighbourDay.
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