Lethbridge council votes to approve four-year operating budget, 5.1 per cent tax increase

Council originally projected an increase of 3.77 per cent, however, Mayor Blaine Hyggen says after holding the line on property taxes during the pandemic, the increase is needed to service the growing city. Council originally projected an increase of 3.77 per cent, however, Mayor Blaine Hyggen says after holding the line on property taxes during the pandemic, the increase is needed to service the growing city.

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