Tag Archives: HIRING FREEZE

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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To have a hiring freeze or not to have a hiring freeze?

A city that votes to implement a hiring freeze to get a grip on its spending deserves credit.  It deserves more credit if it’s an across the board hiring freeze—the fairest way. Mr. David Hugman and Mr. Garry Goold tell us … Continue reading

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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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