Between 2003 and 2019, Mayor's pay increased by 83%, 51% higher than inflation, that means 27.9% of Mayor’s pay goes above inflation.
Cut municipal residential property tax 15% by 2023, 23.5% by 2025 from 2019 level; Cut municipal non-residential property tax 20% by 2023, 26% by 2025 from 2019 level.
Between 2003 and 2019, municipal per capita residential property tax increased 129%, 97% higher than inflation, that is 42.4% or $362 million of those goes above inflation; municipal per business property tax increased 103%, 71% higher than inflation, that is 35% or $340 million of those goes above inflation.
By 2023, 15% cut of municipal per capita residential property tax means $128 million, 20% cut of municipal per business property tax means $194 million, a total of $322 million.
By 2025, 23.5% cut of municipal per capita residential property tax means $201 million, 26% cut of municipal per business property tax means $253 million, a total of $454 million.
Secure frontline service, freeze hiring, cut pay and expense, shed off overstaffing.
Between 2003 and 2019, City's staffing increased 47%, 8% higher than population growth; average salary increased 64%, 32% higher than inflation, that is 23.9% or $473 million of the salary goes above inflation.
Between 2003 and 2019, City's per capita expenses increased 52%, 20% higher than inflation, that is 13.2% or $517 million above inflation. 91.5% of those goes to the above inflation salary.
By 2023, the municipal property tax cut will be $322 million, that is 62.2% of the over inflation expenses in 2019.
By 2025, the municipal property tax cut will be $454 million, that is 87.8% of the over inflation expenses in 2019.
Halt the Green Line, Arena and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation's expanding and renovation projects.
Lower crime rate, restore Police Pride. Hold up 10% CPS budget and bind it with crime rate reversely.
Lower tax sale, initiate a "seniors property tax credit" of $20,000 property value from 2022.
Take full liability to fix the Crescent Height lead pipe within a year.
Initiate a 12-community-based binding plebiscite for destiny of the 14th street BRT.
10 Things We Need to Know
No.1 - Calgary Property Tax Hike
2003 to 2019, Canada inflation 32%, Calgary population increase 39%
Per capita municipal property tax increase 129% $289.3 ↗ $663.9
City FT employee average salary increase 64% $53,236 ↗ $87,314
No.2 - Fair Deal
Calgary city councils are seeking
Please add Green Line, Arena, Downtown Renovation to municipal ballot, please you Good Listeners - Lying Blamers - Spending Keynesians
It's 29% not 40%
No.3 - Should We Share?
Public education must be:
free and accessible;
delivered by certificated, highly skilled and knowledgeable teaching professionals;
appropriately funded; and
a responsibility shared by all Albertans.
We did not overshare
No.4 - Where did Education Tax Go? AB Schools
Between 2011 - 2019, inflation was 11.8%, City's average salary increased 15.7%, our teachers' was 2%
Means our city employees got 3.9% better off than 2011, our teachers 9.8% worse off.
No.5 - Calgary’s Biggest Lie in History
Canada inflation: 16.8%
Calgary municipal Residential Property Tax increased 50.9% per capita
Non-residential Property Tax increased 32.4% per business
No.6 - Inflation ↔ Property Tax Hike
2019 vs. 2003:
Inflation: 32% - City of Calgary average salary increased 64%
Population growth: 39% - City of Calgary staffing increased 47%.
The City is a leading part of the cause of inflation.
No.7 - Mid-Pandemic Tax Sale
May 31 - CITY OF CALGARY 2021 TAX SALE
Should we recognize the impact COVID-19 has on citizens and the over property taxation. At this time of the Global Pandemic
MUST BE SUSPENDED!
No.8 - To Calgarians Waiting for Green Line
If you've waited the Green Line for decades, I understand you were fine without it
You didn't need to wait
We have 60 communities along the LRT for you to move to
And Downtown Conversion Project is also expecting you.