The city adopts a 25% increase in its property tax

It will be used, among other things, to “deal with inflation, the cost of energy, or even the rise in the index point of agents”. On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the city council of Grenoble adopted the increase in the property tax of 25%, a “necessary contribution”, according to the environmentalist mayor Eric Piolle who assured “to hear the concern of certain owners”. The opposition politicians, who had organized a demonstration on the sidelines of the municipal council, voted against.

This increase in the municipal share, which is added to that decided nationally of 7%, will make it possible to raise approximately 44 million euros. According to the municipality, part of this sum is necessary to cope with inflation and another will be paid into an existing investment plan dedicated to transitions, the strengthening of public services and the establishment of a “shield social and climatic”.

“This shield allows us to lower the prices of school canteens, to go faster on support for mobility, which is crucial with the arrival of the ZFE, but also for health, popular education and young people, it’s a deliberate choice”, explained Éric Piolle, questioned on Monday by France Blue Isere.

The property tax as “the only lever to balance”

“The property tax is the only lever available to public authorities today to balance” their budget, justified for his part Vincent Fristot, Deputy Finance and Energy Transition. The increase, which will concern 100,000 properties including 85,000 residential and 15,000 business premises, will correspond to “less than half of the abolition of the housing tax”, he indicated.

The city of Grenoble had not increased its tax rate on built land since 2009, according to the municipality’s website. In 2021, it was 54.72%, the fourth highest in France, according to data from the UNPI property tax observatory.

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