Calgary City Council will debate residential tax increases and the budget this week. On Monday, the public's comments and suggestions, as well as issues related to them, will be considered, together with advocacy groups. Citizen satisfaction surveys, according to Councilman Terry Wonk, highlight worries about affordability, transit safety, and public safety. A tax increase on both residential and non-residential properties is being considered. Furthermore, officials are considering shifting the tax burden from enterprises to households.
Councilors had already voted to raise residential property taxes by 3.4 percent for the coming year. The City intends to attract investment by raising taxes and addressing housing and transportation challenges.