Langford expects 2.9% tax hike this year

Langford homeowners will be paying about $26 more in property taxes this year.

Call it a case of beer or a restaurant meal. Any way you frame it, Langford homeowners will be paying about $26 more in property taxes this year.

Langford is proposing a 2.9 per cent residential tax hike for 2012, which amounts to a $26 increase for the average $415,000 home. The municipal portion of an average Langford tax bill will be $932, according to a staff financial report.

That translates to about $224 in taxes per $100,000 of a property’s value. Even with the modest hike, Langford’s administration points out the City’s municipal tax rate is lowest among the Capital Region’s 13 municipalities.

“The proposed 2.9 per cent tax increase in the face of increased costs for growing infrastructure and the difficulties of the current economic environment has been a challenge,” said a finance committee financial report. “But Langford’s economic position is still strong relative to other areas.”

Langford will collect nearly $12 million in property taxes this year, about 62 per cent of the total. Langford commerical businesses had their tax rate cut slightly (as did light industry and recreational and non-profit properties), and will pay about $7 million in taxes or 37 per cent of the total.

Businesses will pay three times the property tax of residential, down from a multiple of 3.16 last year.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

More wind storms to hit Vancouver Island, expected to taper off for Christmas Day

Another special weather statement in effect for evening of Dec. 19

Councillor criticizes board overseeing wastewater treatment project

Coun. Judy Brownoff accuses project board of ignoring public input

Catch last call and a cheap ride home: Late night buses coming to Victoria in 2019

New plan will extend service on weekends with last trip leaving downtown at 3 a.m.

West Shore RCMP investigating after parking lot carjacking in Langford

Man was thrown from his vehicle near Millstream Road McDonald’s Monday night

Courtesy parking tickets invite Victoria to pay it forward

Christmas program to cut drivers a break in the city has run for more than two decades

Santa visits some of Victoria General Hospital’s littlest patients

Santa flew in to the hospital via air ambulance helicopter

READER POLL: Do you have turkey or ham for Christmas dinner?

What are you having for Christmas dinner? Canadians gobbled up 3.3 million… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 18, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

UBC study could spare cancer patients from side effects of radiation

Her research has drawn a connection of Chromosome 6 genes to pulmonary fibrosis susceptibility.

‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, ‘Big’ director Penny Marshall dies

Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75.

B.C. Court of Appeal to rule in terror case that centres on RCMP conduct

B.C.’s appeal court is scheduled to release a decision today on a couple whose guilty verdict over plotting to blow up the provincial legislature was thrown out by a lower court judge.

Trump backs off on demand for $5 billion to build a border wall

Congress and President Donald Trump continue to bicker over his demand that lawmakers fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Canadian detained in China, not clear if related to two other detentions

Reports suggest the person is not a diplomat or entrepreneur doing business in China.

Trudeau sees 2019 election as choice between positive Liberals, divisive Tories

Trudeau is drawing much the same battle lines that propelled the Liberals to a come-from-behind victory in 2015

Most Read