Moose Jaw City Council approves 0% increase in property taxes

Moose Jaw City Council is not raising property taxes this year.

The decision came at their regular meeting on Monday night. The initial operating budget in front of council called for a 2.3% increase, but due to COVID-19, city Councillors decided to roll back the increase to zero.

The decision is part of a crowd of measures taken by Moose Jaw council in an effort to limit the local impact of COVID-19 that includes free transit, free downtown parking, and waiving late payment penalties for property taxes and utility bills until September 30th.

The city says these decisions come at a cost of over $800,000.

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