Outline of the 2021 municipal budget released today.

By Pepper Parr December 2nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The finance department is ready to take their numbers to city council and begin the process […]

Looks like the city is going to scrape through financially this year - next year is where it could really begin to hurt


By Pepper Parr September 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The city will be short about $2.9 million with its 2019-20 budget but there is enough […]

Tax payments are not coming in the way they used to and revenue sources are drying up - city is facing a huge shortfall

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By Pepper Parr August 14th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   So how deep is the financial hole going to be? The city treasurer put some numbers […]

City of Burlington will receive $6M in Federal and Provincial Emergency Funding this Fall

Burlington Transit getting new buses - to deliver less service.

By Staff August 13th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON City Council does have to come up with a budget before the end of the year. The Province […]

Region sets 2% as the budget increase for 2021

Regional offices

By Staff July 23rd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Earlier this month the Regional government announced that it was going to aim for a budget increase […]

City does have a serious financial shortfall due to COVID19 - treasurer believes it is manageable

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By Pepper Parr July 13, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Tax due dates are be made a little longer, there are deferrals, and there is tax […]

Region holds onto its bond/credit rating - a successful track record of more than 30 years

Nothing in the Region will be able to open up - maybe next week.

By Pepper Parr July 10th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Regional Chair Gary Carr – as proud as a new father over the credit/bond rating There […]

Is forgiving any interest due on tax arrears good policy or a dumb idea financially ? The city isn't exactly flush with cash these days

City Hall - high frontal view

By Pepper Parr June 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   The retail and hospitality sectors have been bleeding badly – they needed every break they could […]

Mayor prepared to give up $1.65 million in possible revenue from late tax penalties.

Meed Ward hands out frnt city hall

By Pepper Parr June 15th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   On June 22, City Council will consider a motion brought forward by Mayor Marianne Meed Ward […]

Council getting a look at a lot of bad financial news - they have to depend on what the federal government is going to come through with

City hall - older pic

By Pepper Parr June 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been a tough week for members of Council. They have been dealing with normal […]

Late in the year but Council approves the collection schedule for the taxes that are levied. You may not see numbers like this for awhile

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By Staff May 27th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Burlington City Council Monday evening approved the 2020 Tax Levy Bylaw. The bylaw allows the City to […]

City treasurer does a masterful juggling act keeping the city solvent - municipalities cannot run a deficiit

Joan Ford, the city's Director of Finance knows where every dollar comes from and where every dollar gets spent.

By Pepper Parr May 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Joan Ford, the Director of Finance for the city got dealt a bad hand and now […]

The city is in decent shape for the next three months; pretty good for another three months - after that - no one is prepared to comment

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By Staff April 22nd, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Senior City staff provided an update on the financial impacts of COVID-19 to a city council that […]

Three month work plan goes before council on Monday - it could prove to be very expensive


By Pepper Parr April 17th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council will learn from city staff what they expect the financial impacts of COVID-19 will […]

City records a surplus in the 2019 budget; they call that a favourable variance - most of the upside came from investments

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr April 9th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   We are not likely to see numbers like these in the 2020 financials – linger over […]

Council learns how to hold public meetings via the internet using webcasts that don't, as yet, have any room for public participation. We do learn that taxes are due in April

By Pepper Parr March 26th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   After completing two Special Meetings of City Council electronically the public is advised that meetings for […]

There is a link between the Hydro need for a bigger line of credit and the wave break being built for the LaSalle Park Marina

Moving electricity seems to be a task they can do well enough - using the telephone appears to be a skill set that needs development.

By Pepper Parr March 24th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   City council will be meeting this afternoon for two Special Council meetings that will be held […]

City manager putting in 15 hour days as he maneuvers around a very dynamic changing COVID19 crisis

Tim Commisso - finger up hard eyes

By Pepper Parr March 18, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   How do you run a city when what you think what was going to be possible […]

Regions to issue debentures for $17 million - $10 million will be for Burlington.

2018 Regional Council

By Staff Feb 25th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There was an item in a recent Regional Council agenda. It was the passing of a bylaw […]

City hall Customer Relationships software isn't doing what is was expected to do -neither are the people hired to make it work.

Commisso stare

By Pepper Parr February 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is much more background in a report from the Audit committee that will be going […]

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