Winnipeg planning for two.33% annual property tax hikes

Town’s upcoming four-year funds seems set to proceed a sequence of two.33% annual property tax hikes, whereas calling for strict spending limits and freezes on municipal departments.

On Friday, town revealed that working prices for departments “might be restricted to sustainable targets” and capital investments may even be capped to steadiness the books.

Which means Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Fireplace Paramedic Service, and Winnipeg Transit, in addition to town’s water and waste division, might be requested to cap annual spending will increase at not more than 2% till 2023. Public works might be requested to restrict its spending hikes throughout the identical interval to 1.5% per 12 months, whereas group providers might be requested to restrict its annual hikes to only zero.5%.

All different departments and particular working businesses might be anticipated to freeze their working budgets at 2019 ranges over the subsequent 4 years.

Town additionally expects to restrict its annual money funding in capital spending to $20 million, as an alternative of the beforehand forecasted stage of about $65 million to $70 million per 12 months. Capital spending additionally contains investments from debt, reserves, provincial transfers and federal funds.

The primary draft of the working and capital multi-year funds might be launched in February 2020.

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