Regina city councilors are discussing raising leave fees for 2023-2024 IG News

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As inflation makes it more difficult for families to afford groceries or gas, it’s also going to affect Regina vacation fees over the next two years.

The city of Regina is proposing a two percent increase in vacation fees in 2023 and a three percent increase in 2024.

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“Entertainment services are now returning to pre-pandemic levels and the cost of providing entertainment services is rising,” said the Executive Committee’s agenda for September 21, 2022. “As such, the administration is proposing an increase in inflation based on consumer and city price indices.”

He says the proposed fee hike ensures that the level of cost recovery will remain stable coming out of the pandemic while minimizing customer impact.

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The fee is expected to generate an additional $675,000 worth of new revenue for the city.

“The recommendations outlined in this report align with the priority of improving the financial stability of the city, to ensure that residents have access to services at an affordable price while balancing costs with Ensure that the services provided have cost recovery levels that are in line with the profit model,” the agenda said.

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The change in fee is intended to address:

  • New features that will become available for use during the reporting period
  • Development of operational practices/requirements
  • cost recovery level
  • market change
  • Similarity in user groups and features.

The other option would be no fee hike or even higher fee hike, neither of which offers an advantage to the consumer and the city.

He said keeping holiday fees unchanged would help set prices at a cost below inflation, but the option would not respond to feedback from user groups, including the number of people outlining the negative impact of COVID-19 on their organizations. Back to facilities.

While the proposed tariff hike does not completely offset the sharp inflation that has occurred since April 22, he said the additional hike would help reduce rising operating costs. However, increasing the fees too much can affect the participation level.

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The proposed fee will start from January 1, 2023.

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