I haven’t had the time to digest it fully yet, as I was only informed of it being made public about 10 minutes ago, but here it is. Check it out, give me your feedback and let’s figure out together where this will land on December 2nd when the vote for budget approval is made by council. I will certainly give my opinions on this at a later date, but a few things to keep in mind with this proposed budget increase totalling 3.93%, or (based on the available data of the average home assessment), this is an increase of $12.46 per month.
1. There is a city controllable portion (operating & capital) which equals 2.10%
2. There is an uncontrollable portion made up of outside boards that council has no direct oversight on. It equals 1.53% and consists of:
➡️ Downtown BIA
➡️ The Elliott LTC
➡️ County Social Services
➡️ Public Health
3. There is a levy which goes towards helping our hospital with much needed renovations and expansions. This equals .29%