Edmonton property tax hike looks like 2.5% — for now

EDMONTON – Edmonton residents are looking at a 2.5-per-cent property tax hike next year if councillors approve all the proposed budget amendments.

This would see the typical homeowners pay an extra $44 in 2013.

While that’s less than half the 5.5-per-cent increase, or $98 average, recommended when the budget was released last month, don’t celebrate yet — some amendments are contradictory and many are unlikely to pass.

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