Tumbler Ridge contemplates 50% residential, 100 percent business tax reduction for 2020

An unprecedented meeting and motion will be discussed Monday at the District of Tumbler Ridge.

Councillor Will Howe has made the suggestion, which will be discussed next week by councillors.

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“(I hope that) council approve a 50% decrease in residential taxes for the 2020 district budget, and that council approve a 100% decrease in the business class taxes for the 2020 budget," said Howe to the Mirror this morning.

Howe said the math was simple – the district of Tumbler Ridge has plenty in reserve funding.

This will represent roughly $500,000 in savings for our businesses. And $600,000 in savings for our residents,” he says. “We are constantly hearing the phases “unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures” and “we are in uncharted territory here”

Howe said council has an opportunity as a council to come together and truly do something that will benefit all residents and businesses in Tumbler Ridge.

"This will take courage, this will take vision, this will take a monumental leap ahead of all others, but most importantly this will take leadership."

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