Tag Archives: Brantford City Council

Do you mind paying twice for your federal bldg?

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

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To control spending, or not to control spending, that is the question?

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

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Laurier Brantford/YMCA Athletics Complex: Oct. 27 ballot question

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

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The Chamber of Commerce Effect

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

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Brantford’s Victoria Park Facelift Not Essential

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

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Public Sector Must Earn It Before They Deserve It

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

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Do Taxpayers Deserve Proposals With Clear Details?

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

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