Delta council on Monday gave the thumbs-up for the latest proposed property tax increase.
The finance department had recommended a 2.99 per cent tax increase for the Delta portion of the property tax bill.
For an average residential home with a change in value in line with the average, the increase in 2022 is approximately $74. People whose homes saw an increase that was greater than the average will be paying more.
The Delta charge does not include the charges the city also collects for other taxing authorities, which set their own rates, including Metro Vancouver.
According to the city’s five-year financial plan approved by council late last year, emerging priorities that had been identified include social action planning, accessibility enhancements, cycling improvements, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, place-making, Ladner Waterfront redevelopment, sport field upgrades, playground and sport court renewals, off-leash dog parks, boat launch replacements, facility renewal and neighbourhood livability and safety improvements.
Last year, the city portion of the property tax increase was 2.9 per cent, which worked out to $70 for the average home.
Council late last year also approved the latest utility bill going up $34 for a typical Delta home, bringing the total to $1,191 for 2022.