March 20, 2014

Cockayne's senior tax relief plan stalls

Mayor Ken Cockayne’s call for more help for senior citizens struggling to pay property tax bills has stalled.
The city’s Ordinance Committee said that it needs more information before it can take any action.
“The mayor’s going to have to provide a better framework for that,” said city Councilor Eric Carlson, chairman of the three-person panel.
Carlson said it is “a worthwhile issue,” but there’s nothing his committee can do to implement any plan until it gets details of what the mayor seeks.
City Councilor Calvin Brown said it’s fine with him to leave it in the mayor’s hands for the time being.

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