Much like the price increases for the goods we use everyday(gas/pavement/salt), many of the cost increases associated with running a city are outside of our control (police/emergency services).
I try to encourage densified growth with efficiencies in delivery to make sure that citizens get constant improvements to current service levels without seeing large increases to tax rates. For major projects, we always apply for grants to reduce the local taxpayers share.
The industrial tax revitalization program is intended to encourage investment and expansion in the industrial areas which creates growth/jobs and increased future revenues. www.chadeliason.ca