Saturday, September 1, 2012

Municipal Government -- Taxation Issues

Our quick reference and archive of items on concern from taxpayers over the city's tax rate.


June 6-- The Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants a few receipts  NCR

May 8-- CUPE pushes back at prospect of Civic job cuts in Prince Rupert NCR
May 7-- City Staff provides Council (and the public) with three options to consider on Budget NCR
May 2-- Council takes its budget quandary to the public for one more session NCR
May 1-- City Council hears concerns from public over CityWest NCR

April 30-- Prince Rupert Council Chops Ops Budget
April 29-- Prince Rupert City council cuts $462,000 from operations budget
April 25-- A CityWest surprise? NCR
April 17-- Paging Professor Rodin! NCR
April 17-- Council receives options and commentary from public at Budget sessions NCR
April 17-- Councillor Thorkelson's Boots are made for talking! NCR

March 6-- Prince Rupert's City Council reviews 2013 Budget

February 24-- City Utility Bills start to arrive in Prince Rupert NCR
February 21-- Prince Rupert Mayor provides update on emergency services building
February 20-- Council reverses decision not to fund Snowbirds (Nor View e edition pg 5)
February 20-- Lester Centre and museum seek continued City Funding (Nor View e edition pg 19)
February 20-- BC Ferries to pay $15,780 less in city taxes in 2013 (Nor View e edition pg 20)
February 20-- Taxes, social services, parking discussed (Nor View e edition pg 20)
February 17-- BC Ferries gains 20 percent reduction on Terminal taxation NCR
February 15-- Snowbirds discussion in Stealth mode? NCR
February 13-- Rupert Council budget issues (video)
February 13-- City urging groups to find other funding sources (Northern View e edition page 11)
February 8-- They May Fly, with a little help from you and your friends NCR
February 6-- City hoping to get $30,000 grant to help with chiller (Northern View e edition page 10)


December 17-- City Council kicks the emergency services building debate down the road until March
October 11-- Prince Rupert curling club says taxes will impact ability to operate
September 14-- Golf Course Society set to tee off at council
September 7-- City to roll back tax exemptions for community groups by 40%
July 27-- A taxation tipping point? NCR
July 18-- Pay days are more rewarding in Prince Rupert NCR
July 13-- City of Prince Rupert payroll $5.6 million higher than neighbouring Terrace
June 5-- Prince Rupert council looks at financing options for new emergency service buildings
May 3-- Prince Rupert City Council passes 2012 budget
May 2-- Prince Rupert City Council takes aim at cap on port's property taxes
April 25-- Prince Rupert City council sets 2012 tax increase at 1.5%
April 11-- Facing a deficit, Prince Rupert City Council cuts down on grants to save money
April 4-- Prince Rupert council needs to see fiscal reality
March 16-- The residents are rumbling... NCR
March 13-- Prince Rupert city council outlines schedule for upcoming budget discussions


October 5-- Prince Rupert City Council debates infrastructure and tax increases
June 30-- Prince Rupert City Council debates referendum for borrowing for infrastructure spending

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