The City of Delta is asking for resident input on this year’s proposed property tax increase.
The city is proposing a 2.9 per cent increase for the municipal portion of the property tax bill.
The increase, according to the finance department for 2021, works out to 1.9 per cent for services plus another one per cent for the Parks Sustainable Infrastructure Funding and Neighbourhood Livability and Safety Improvements programs.
It works out to an increase of $69 for the average home, according to the finance department.
According to the finance department, the draft financial plan has been developed to help with the pandemic recovery efforts and continue to provide residents and businesses with core city services and increased infrastructure investment.
Delta's proposed property tax rate increase is among the lowest in Metro Vancouver, according to the city.
Council last year had agreed on a 3.5 per cent tax increase but changed it to 1.75 per cent after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
For more information or to provide comment on the city’s 2021 draft financial plan, check https://www.delta.ca/.
The last day to provide feedback is March 12.
The city is also planning to hold a virtual town hall for further public comment and feedback, but a date has not yet been set.