Item Information
Title:2018 TAX RATIOS AND OTHER TAX POLICIES

Item #: Status:
Type:1 1 #:À L'ÉCHELLE DE LA VILLE
Version:2nd Sponsor:
Meeting Date:2018-Apr-11 2018-Apr-11 2 Ward:CITY WIDE
Meeting Type:City Council Video: View Video
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History
 VersionItem #TypeStatusMeeting DateMeeting Type
 1st12018-Apr-03FEDC
 2nd12018-Apr-11City Council
Vote Records
Passed    Motion To: WHEREAS the lowest commercial tax rate in the City of Ottawa is for “parking lots and vacant land” and is approximately half the rate compared to office buildings and one third less than the average commercial class; and WHEREAS the City has established intensification targets to encourage development of under-utilized serviced lands to meet the growth needs of the municipality; and WHEREAS the Provincial Policy Statement establishes that “promoting efficient development and land-use patterns which sustain the financial wellbeing of the Province and municipalities over the long term” is critical; and WHEREAS the Official Plan directs the City to “consider how to reduce the amount of land used for parking” and implement “measures include[ing] controlling parking supply and pricing parking appropriately”; and WHEREAS the Ottawa Transportation Master Plan states: “By effectively managing its supply and price, the City can influence how people choose to travel and promote a behavioural shift from driving to walking, cycling and transit”; and WHEREAS no other large Ontario municipality has established tax ratios for vacant lots and parking lots that are lower than other commercial uses; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that staff be directed to: 1. Examine and review the optional property classes and tax ratios within the commercial property class with a goal of ensuring they reflect the City’s Official Plan, including its planning and transportation objectives; 2. Conduct any required consultations to assist staff’s review and evaluation work and to provide stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on any proposed revenue neutral changes to either the current property classes or tax ratios; 3. Report back to Council with recommendations prior to the date at which Council needs to establish the optional property classes and tax ratios for 2019.
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes
Passed    Motion To: That the item be amended as per the previous motion(s).
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Moffatt  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Chiarelli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) E. El-Chantiry  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) D. Chernushenko  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Blais  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Fleury  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Taylor  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) B. Monette  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) J. Harder  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Cloutier  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) R. Brockington  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) G. Darouze  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) M. Wilkinson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) S. Qadri  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) K. Egli  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) D. Deans  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Mitic  Absent
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Tierney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) J. Leiper  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) A. Hubley  Yes
(Mayor / Maire) J. Watson  Yes
(Councillor / Conseillère) C. McKenney  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) T. Nussbaum  Yes
(Councillor / Conseiller) M. Qaqish  Yes