After a morning that started with a rally organized by small businesses, Calgary city council voted in favour of plan that will see some relief for non-residential property tax payers.
Councillors voted unanimously to support a plan that was put forward by Councillor Shane Keating to give businesses $71 million in rebates. It will also involve a city budget cut of $60 million this year.
“I think the business community was rightly frustrated in our ability to take action a month or so ago,” Councillor Evan Woolley said.
“Ultimately, what has come forward is basically a culmination of a number of scenarios that were there.