Municipalities will be heard by expert tax panel: Clark

Premier Clark says Houston and other municipalities will be fairly heard by a panel reviewing how they set business and industrial taxes.

  • May. 18, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Premier Christy Clark says Houston and other municipalities will be fairly heard by a panel reviewing how they set business and industrial taxes.

Struck in January by Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, the panel has corporate auditors, academics, executives, and businsess lobbyists, but no representative from a local government.

In a reply sent a month after Mayor Holmberg’s March 22 letter asking for better representation, Clark said adjunct panel member Dale Wall has served as a deputy minister overseeing local governments.

Clark also invited councillors to share input. The panel is due to report in August.

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