There will be no property tax rebate this year.
Calgary city council decided Tuesday night not to ask administration to find $23 million in budget cuts that would have led to a one-time rebate for homeowners.
Earlier this month, councillors Wong, Chabot, Sharp, Wyness, Chu and Mclean instigated a new motion to try to find savings to give taxpayers a bit of relief from the 7.8 per cent property tax increase approved by council as a whole back in November.
The motion needed approval by two-thirds of council to move forward, but was defeated 8-7.
If passed, it would have led to about $4 of savings per month for the average homeowner.
Supporters of the rebate say every penny counts, but other councillors say budget cuts would hurt Calgarians.
Council did pass a motion 10-5 to have administration look at possible cuts to services in the 2025 budget.
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