It has been accused of neglecting Belize City streets and falling short on sanitation contracts over its term in office but now the Belize City Council is offering city residents an incentive if they pay up on their property taxes and make them current. City Councilor, Roger Espejo, says that while the incentive is offered every year around this time, this year the discount is even greater, through the passage of a statutory instrument about a month ago. Espejo says that the offer is for property owners to visit the Council's North Front Street office or use their Scotiabank online account.

But the new offer means that collectors for the Council will suffer the equivalent of an automatic pay cut. But Revenue Manager, Frank Thompson, says there will be some form of compensation to the collectors.

To benefit from the offer, property owners have until July thirty first to pay their taxes in full.