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Property taxes going up in proposed Delta budget

A recreation capital investment levy will be part of the tax hike
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Those whose homes had an increase in assessed value higher than the Delta average will be paying even more. Delta Optimist file

The City of Delta has started to gather public feedback on what should be the city’s priorities as next year’s proposed property tax increase has been revealed.

The increase as it stands now would be 7.75 per cent.

According to the finance department, the property tax amount breaks down to 5.75 per cent for city operational services.

There is also a two per cent recreation capital investment levy, which is an amount dedicated to the enhancement of the city’s recreation and public facilities.

For a typical home assessed at $1.34 million in 2023, the average increase would be $17 per month. That would be up from $2,687 in 2023 to $2,895 in 2024.

That amount doesn’t include what other taxing authorities, including TransLink, will charge homeowners on their property tax bill.

Delta will separately announce next year’s proposed flat utility rate utility fee for 2024.

Council last year approved a 4.9 per cent property tax increase for 2023, as well as a $71 increase to the utility charge which rose to $1,262.

Residents can see the draft budget plan and take a survey to provide feedback at: letstalk.delta.ca/budgetconsultation.

Feedback can also be submitted via email to: budgets@delta.ca.