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City of Calgary

Ahead of City budget decisions, businesses weigh in on spending priorities

A report released by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce highlights key priorities and recommendations ahead of upcoming Council decisions on the City of Calgary’s 2023-2026 Service Plans and Budgets.

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Expanded federal support programs critical for business stability amidst circuit-breaker measures

Given ongoing challenges for businesses through the pandemic, broadening eligibility of supports is critical to ensuring businesses remain viable through uncertain times.

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Event centre deal a cornerstone to city vibrancy and talent attraction, critical investment opportunity at-risk

Abandoning event centre project compromises investments in community vibrancy, talent attraction and economic recovery - all needed elements to build Calgary's position as a world-class city.

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Municipal budget lacks certainty and stability for Calgary businesses, underscores need to diversify revenue sources

The City's 2022 budget adjustments reflect the need to balance investment in Calgary's future with fiscal sustainability while thinking innovatively to diversify revenue sources.

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Expert insights: How we can reform Calgary’s property tax system

We sat down (virtually) with two property tax experts to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and ways to reform Calgary’s property tax system.

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Letter to City Council: COVID-19 property tax relief for business owners

On April 2, 2020, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce submitted the following letter to Mayor and Council on property tax relief for businesses struggling due to COVID-19.

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Varcoe: ‘Definition of insanity’ — again, council wades into tax relief for businesses

This article was originally published by the Calgary Herald on January 22, 2020.

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City of Calgary 2019 property assessment review period currently open

Calgary business property owners have until March 12 to review their 2019 assessment values with the City after assessments were sent out last week to both residential and non-residential property owners.

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City Budget 2020: Chamber Update and Perspective

Following a weeks’ long deliberation and much committee work beforehand, City Council approved the 2020 budget and adjustments to the One Calgary Service Plans at the end of November 2019.

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