Two members of Council made it necessary to debate the Mayor working on the 2025 and 2026 budgets before citizens could delegate

By Pepper Parr

December 2nd, 2023



Delegating on the Staff Direction to the:

Chief Financial Officer to prepare the draft operating and capital budgets for 2025 and 2026 got taken got taken care of – people wanting to delegate to Council on the plans to include early work on the 2025 and 2026 budgets will get to appear before a Committee of the Whole in the new year.

Lydia Thomas on the left; Eric Stern on the right. Both provided some of the best advise they’ve heard this year.

Nothing on the date of the Committee of the Whole in January.  Burlington moved away from using the phrase Committee of the Whole and got into the habit of calling them workshops.

Same thing – same chair we believe.

Dan Chapman was blunt and very direct when he addressed Council; does he have more that he wants to say?

Vera Chapman is a data diver – she drilled down into the numbers that were available – how much attention Council paid will become evident when they meet in January as a Committee as a Whole to determine what they want to do with the initiative that had the Mayor getting involved in early stage planning for the 2025 and 2026 budgets.

The delay on the part of the Clerk’s Office and agenda management issues gives the group of people who have delegated so effectively the time to pull themselves together as a group to plan the assault this budget process needs.

Council is on the ropes on this one – which is where they need to be.

Related news story:

Two Councillors said no – let the public delegate first.

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