Two candidates sign tax reduction pledge

Two Kelowna city council candidates in Kelowna have signed on to a taxpayer pledge being trumpeted by business.

Two Kelowna city council candidates in Kelowna have signed on to a taxpayer pledge being trumpeted by the The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses.

Scott Ross and Elizabeth Fehr made the following pledge commitments:

1) Property Tax Fairness—commit to reduce the gap between what commercial property and residential property owners pay in each year of their term.

2) Reasonable Spending—commit to keep operating spending increases reasonable, defined as at or below the level of population growth and inflation or the rate of growth in disposable income.

3) Openness and Accountability—support in principle, the creation of a Municipal Auditor General for B.C., to perform value-for-dollar audits.

“We’re thrilled to see more support from candidates standing up for voters by taking the CFIB Taxpayer Pledge,” said Shachi Kurl, CFIB director of provincial affairs.

 

Kelowna Capital News