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LETHBRIDGE: The provincial budget that was released Thursday has been well received so far by our city.


Mayor Rajko Dodic stated that they welcomed news about the funding Lethbridge will continue to receive from the government, and even felt a degree of relief, "We're for the most part quite pleased the Municipal Sustainability Initiative program, the MSI granting, has been left the same. The city gets about $16-million a year from that program in terms of capital costs and $1-million with respect to operational ones, so for the most part that has remained unchanged."


Dodic also noted that increases to the the education portion of residential property taxes will be covered by city growth, meaning you likely won't notice a change this year for that part of your property taxes. He acknowledged however that the education portion for non-residential property taxes is up 18-per cent, meaning a climb of about four to five per cent on their overall property taxes.

Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 at 4/16/2014 4:57:18 PM
Source: Patrick Burles (@PatrickBurles on Twitter)-- Country 95 News
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