A 5.5% hike in taxes is ‘way too high,’ says Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel

With so many people approaching council with their hands out this budget, some councillors are feeling the pressure to hold the line at a proposed 5.5% tax hike.

“Right now we have over $20 million in requests from different community groups — and these asks run the gamut,” said Coun. Kim Krushell, listing several projects that will come up for debate including funding for the Jerry Forbes Centre and the Art Gallery of Alberta.

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