"It's higher than I'd like, there's no question, especially given the circumstances we're in," Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark said.
SANTA ROSA (KCBS) – With the property tax deadline looming, relief is available for homeowners in Northern California whose homes have been destroyed or damaged in the wildfires. The State Board of Equalization said affected homeowners are eligible for a program that temporarily re-assesses their property to reflect a lower value based on its damaged condition. People who live in counties where the governor has declared a state of emergency may also apply for a deferral of their next property tax payment without penalties or interest. Homeowners can get more information on these programs at the Board of Equalization’s website.
"What's the hold up? You've had many years in opposition identifying problems, you've had many years to identify solutions."
The City of Saskatoon faces an expected $12-million shortfall in next year's budget.
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is hoping to work with the city to push for reassessment of several smaller Yonge St. businesses, which say they may have to close following sky-high property tax bills.
City and municipality organizations recently met with the Department of Environment and Local Government asking for compensation for the upcoming property assessment freeze and increased consultation
Regina City Council voted 8-3 in favour of reducing the property tax increase from 4.18 per cent to 3.99 per cent.
During their budget meeting, Regina city council will debate sending out additional info on exactly where your property taxes go.