BILD Lethbridge Region says the City could be doing more to increase its competitive advantage in attracting businesses by reducing taxes, evaluating the size of its civil service numbers and possibly lowering municipal expenditures relative to other comparable jurisdictions in Alberta and around Canada.
A Business Revitalization Zone is a special assessment district established by businesses in an area to jointly raise and administer funds through a designated levy (tax) for various projects and promotional activities within the zone throughout the year that contribute to improving the economic and social vitality of the area.
The City of Lethbridge has announced the launch of the new online Budget Allocator, which will allow Lethbridge residents to explore how their priorities for municipal services would affect City spending.
For Lethbridge County, meat and potatoes aren’t the only important industries. In addition to its many farms and ag-related businesses, the county has more than 200 businesses and industries not related to food production. And they’re happy to be there.
City of Lethbridge Transit has seen an increase in ridership on the west side of Lethbridge since the successful introduction of the new Universal Transit Pass (UPass) at the University of Lethbridge. The increased ridership has prompted changes to help meet the community demand.