This has Orillia Mayor Angelo Orsi concerned.
"(We're) down at the bottom as far as wealth," Orsi
said the tax levels have to be considered in comparison to household income.
Municipalities at the same tax level could have a higher household income.
"(Therefore, taxes) affect our residents more than the ones who can afford," Orsi
The city needs to consider household income as it moves forward with its capital facilities plan, he
The city has identified $134.7 million in capital requirements to be spent within the next 15 years.
"The affordability issue becomes a concern when we look at raising taxes, providing services," Orsi
said, adding city politicians will need to have regard for that.