03. What about my property taxes? Will they increase if we become a city?
Property taxes will not increase as a direct result of becoming a city. One way to balance the tax burden on residents is to attract more businesses. With so many people moving to Beaumont (over 950 according to our 2016 municipal census), our tax ratio of 94 per cent residential to 6 per cent non-residential remains consistent because of the strong residential growth. This is why it is essential to attract new businesses. Being Alberta’s newest city would be one marketing tool that might help attract new commercial ventures and interest.

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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?