“It always is far more attractive to build new and sexy things. A lot of your infrastructure is out of sight and out of mind, so you don’t think about it or say, ‘oh, we can make this last a little bit longer.’”– Ms. Marguerite Ceschi-Smith, Brantford Councillor
One way for cities to have more monies for infrastructure improvements is to better manage current revenues. The result: responsible use of taxpayers’ dollars.
How? Focus on essential spending. Not on, as Mr. Morris states, “frivolous consultancies (and studies), coordinators, and extravagant capital projects that are not needed.” A perfect example of an unneeded, extravagant capital project is the proposed Laurier Brantford YMCA.
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