Council will come back from their break and dig into what will be tough budget discussions - the number on the table now is 5.47% increase

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Memo to Council: Region decides to hold budget increase at 2%

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City manager now has the authority to make $250,000 spending decisions - he has to tell Council in September how many times he did that

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Process of setting the 2022 budget begins: early version has increase set at 5.57%

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Bentivegna points to growing tax rate problem: his colleagues ignore it

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Tax Levy bylaw sets out what you have to pay and when payment is due. Deferral payment plan in place

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Sharman wants to shake up the way the city budget is prepared - wants a tighter - 'unvarnished' - look at just what the departments are doing

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A new approach to budget setting gets revealed at Councillor's ward meeting

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Rivers on the Federal Budget: A Chicken in Every Pot

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City gets into some serious borrowing: $15 million line of credit for Hydro

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Tax payment deferral plan available

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What were the individual Councillor contributions to the 2021 budget ?

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Official: tax increase over 2020 budget will be 4.14% - 18.99 per $100,000 of assessment.

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Standing committee settles on a tax levy for the operations budget - not the 3.99% the Mayor vowed to deliver.

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Council returns to budget deliberations and immediately goes into a CLOSED session

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Public did not get a chance to hear about the proposal that could have reduced $1.46 million from the budget

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Council wasn't able to get to that magic 3.99% tax increase on Tuesday - they will try again on Thursday

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A Confidential Issue on the City Operating Budget ? Why?

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Council and Staff are in agreement on 27 changes to the budget - Stolte doesn't hop on that band wagon - asks for a 10% cut in the Council payroll

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Not once, not twice - but three times. Councillor holds three Zoom meetings

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