City council has approved a property tax increase of up to three per cent for the 2019 budget, providing nearly $10 million for local needs such as infrastructure improvements
The unexpected announcement at the start of Wednesday’s council meeting scuttled an expected showdown between the mayor and a group of eight councillors who wanted to raise property taxes by an…
Motion runs counter to Mayor Jim Watson’s pledge to cap increases to 2%
When transit levies and garbage fees are included, the average urban homeowner will pay the city $3,724 next year, an increase of $76 over 2017.
The real estate services firm calculated that businesses in Ottawa pay $28.52 in property taxes per $1,000 of a property’s assessed value. That’s down 0.4 per cent from last year.
Ottawa ended 2016 with a $5.4-million surplus even as a growing number of tax-assessment appeals put a major dent in the city’s finances.