Opposition to CDB rates for business in City Frame

Principal Petitioner Helen Abrahams, Woolloongabba
Date Closed Wed, 31 Jul 2013 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 5 signatures

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We call on the Lord Mayor to reverse his decision to rate businesses in the City Frame as if they were CBD properties. Many of our businesses are small family enterprises with lean profit margins and we are just surviving the economic downturn and the impact of parking meters. A rate increase of 5 per cent and the loss of the early payment discount will seriously affect our economic viability. Our businesses do not have the pedestrian numbers or office workers to rely on for reliable trade compared to CBD businesses and so this tax is unjust and inequitable.

We call on the Lord Mayor to reverse his decision to rate businesses in the City Frame as if they were CBD properties.