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Tag Archives: Brantford City Council
Astute citizens make excellent points on Brantford, Ontario’s city council’s misguided decision to purchase Brantford’s Federal Building from the feds. There is only one taxpayer. Therefore, you the taxpayers of Brantford and those gone before you have already paid for … Continue reading
Brantford, Ontario City Council has approved the hiring of four new staff at an initial annual cost of $320K to deal with the backlog of needed work on Brantford’s infrastructure. While acknowledging the backlog is good, going on a hiring … Continue reading
Brantford City Council recently showed its ability to vote unanimously when it decided to: 1) sell a section of the former tax revenue generating properties on the south side of Colborne St. for $2 to Wilfrid Laurier University and the … Continue reading
In a city with unused, underused and misused commercial and industrial properties, you would think that the local Chamber of Commerce would make it a priority to work with their membership and local government, which provides intelligent zoning, to deal with such … Continue reading
Councillor Jan Vanderstelt understands the difference between essential spending and non-essential spending. He wants Brantford City Council to reconsider their approval of $600,000 in cosmetic changes to Victoria Park. His goal is correct given Brantford’s approximate $40 million debt. Could this … Continue reading
City of Brantford councillors recently voted to give themselves a raise. This is an example of how public servants should not view compensation. In the public sector, compensation must be tied to the responsible use of taxpayers’ dollars, that is, … Continue reading
Is it important for taxpayers to know that their city councillors vote on proposals with clear details? Brantford City Council voted recently on a proposal to build a Wilfrid Laurier University and YMCA recreation centre on city owned property on … Continue reading