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Title:VACANCY REBATE PROGRAM REVIEW

Item #: Status:
Type:1 1 #:À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
Version:1st Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2017-May-02 2017-May-02 2 Ward:CITY WIDE
Meeting Type:FEDC Video: View Video
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 VersionItem #TypeStatusMeeting DateMeeting Type
 1st12017-May-02FEDC
 2nd12017-May-10City Council
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Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS the report entitled Vacancy Rebate Program (ACS2017-CSD-REV-0004) recommends a three-year phase out of the Vacancy Rebate Program with a declining rebate and defined eligibility criteria during the phase out as further described in the report, with the complete elimination of the program being effective in 2019; and WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the City and its residential taxpayers to accelerate the timeline for the proposed phase out of the Vacancy Rebate Program, with a timeframe for elimination of the rebates similar to that of the City of Toronto, to encourage commercial and industrial property occupancy rather than to continue to provide tax rebates for vacancies, and to further encourage renovations to occur to make vacant properties fit for occupancy; and THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Recommendation 1 of report ACS2017 be replaced with the following: 1. That the City of Ottawa’s Vacancy Rebate Program (VRP) be phased out over a period of two years, with the eligibility criteria during the phase out to be provided for as described in this report, and that the rebate amount is reduced to 15% in 2017 and eliminated in 2018.
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  No
(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes