01. Why should Beaumont become a city?
Many other communities have changed to city status because the perception for some investors is that cities are more likely to attract new businesses. When we attract more businesses, the tax burden will be more evenly distributed among the residential and non-residential tax base. The goal is to achieve an 80:20 ratio of residential to non-residential taxes.

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1. 01. Why should Beaumont become a city?
2. 02. Why should Beaumont remain a town?
3. 03. What about my property taxes? Will they increase if we become a city?
4. 04. Have other communities seen an increase in economic development when they became a city?
5. 05. Will Beaumont receive more or less grant funding if we become a city?
6. 06. What about safety?
7. 07. I like Beaumont’s small town feel. Will that change?
8. 08. How does the recent annexation affect Beaumont’s municipal status?
9. 09. What about Edmonton? Will they annex the land north of TWP510?
10. 10. How will becoming a city affect transportation?
11. 11. It seems like becoming a city is a matter of perception.
12. 12. What about becoming a specialized municipality like Sherwood Park or Fort McMurray?
13. 13. When will Beaumont become a city?
14. 14. How much will it cost to become a city?
15. 15. What about rebranding? Will that cost money?
16. 16. Why does Beaumont need to rebrand?
17. 17. What about policing costs? Will they rise if we become a city?
18. 18. How will changing to city status improve economic development opportunities?