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City Budget Games: councillors’ musings, part 3

With all the hand-wringing going on at Brantford City Hall over the 2015 budget, what could be on the minds of councillors? “Ok my fellow councillors start praying to St. Amant for ZERO-BASED budgeting skills.” “$227,240 in sports grants (?) … Continue reading

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City Budget Games: councillors’ musings, part 2

With all the hand-wringing going on at Brantford City Hall over the 2015 budget, what could be on the minds of councillors? “Hey, shouldn’t us COUNCILLORS come up with better ways to administer TAXPAYERS’ dollars?” “Relying on staff for ‘the list’ is the … Continue reading

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City Budget Games: councillors’ musings, part 1

City: Corporation of The City of Brantford, Ontario, Canada The Numbers Debt (as at 31.12.13): $41,062,000 + $4,798,000 (interest & principal) Deficit: $789,000 Outstanding Fines: $13, 200,000 Preliminary 2015 operating budget: $132,200,000 (4.89% increase over 2014) Preliminary 2015 capital budget: … Continue reading

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