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

S. Moffatt
R. Chiarelli
E. El-Chantiry
D. Chernushenko
S. Blais
M. Fleury
M. Taylor
B. Monette
J. Harder
J. Cloutier
R. Brockington
G. Darouze
M. Wilkinson
S. Qadri
K. Egli
D. Deans
T. Tierney
J. Leiper
A. Hubley
J. Watson
C. McKenney
T. Nussbaum
M. Qaqish
J. Mitic (a)
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Vote recorded from City Council on 2018-04-11 regarding agenda item 2018 TAX RATIOS AND OTHER TAX POLICIES.

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