WINNIPEG — Jenny Motkaluk is vowing to freeze frontage levy rates if she’s elected mayor next week.
Motkaluk said she would commit to freezing the fees at the current rate of $5.45 per foot.
“Brian Bowman has hiked frontage levy rates by 45 percent since taking office and there appears to be no end in sight,” Motkaluk said on Wednesday. “So much for his 2014 election promise to hold property taxes to the rate of inflation.”
“A tax is a tax is a tax — it doesn’t matter how you package it, it’s still another hand in our pockets.”
On Tuesday, Motkaluk promised to freeze sewer and water service rates until a comprehensive audit on both the financial and operations sides of the current system can be completed.
The business consultant has also been endorsed by Waverley West councillor-elect Janice Lukes, North Kildonan council incumbent Jeff Browaty, Elmwood-East Kildonan incumbent Jason Schreyer and Mynarski ward incumbent Ross Eadie.