The City of Saskatoon has released the Preliminary Budget and Business Plan for 2012.  The proposal from the Civic Administration calls for a 4.71% increase in municipal property taxes, which will generate an additional $6.42 million for the City of Saskatoon.  This works out to an average increase of $70 per household annually, or $5.83 per month. The drivers of the proposed 4.71% property tax increase are:

  • 3.02%   -   Saskatoon Police Service
  • 1.39%   -   Capital Levies
  • 0.73%   -   Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services
  • -0.44%   -   Civic Services

Council will debate the budget proposal December 6-8 to determine whether to approve the budget, reduce it, or send it back to Administration for revision.  Though I wish to thank the Administration for an excellent job preparing the Budget and Business Plan for 2012, my goal is to reduce the increase even further.

- Randy Donauer City Councillor,  Ward 5

For more details on the 2012 Preliminary budget and Business Plan click the link below to the City's website... http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/Corporate%20Services/Office%20of%20the%20Finance%20Branch/Pages/FinancialReports.aspx

For more details about Ward 5 issues, visit my website at  www.donauer.ca

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