Current Issues we are working on...
The purpose of the 2012 budget process is to balance the budget. We set to fix the City’s $774 million “structural deficit”, by finding efficiencies, savings, and reducing the size of government without compromising – front line service levels.
In essence, the City has spending and revenue challenges.
1. Opening spending pressure is $774 million
2. Reliance on one-
3. Spending has exceeded revenue growth
4. Municipal debt and capital financing is putting pressure on the Operating
1. Cut spending through efficiencies and service level adjustments
2. Maximize revenue sources
3. Moderate impact of capital financing
4. Moderate property tax (2.5%) and TTC (.10 cents) increases
Overall, this budget makes major progress in all areas and moves the City closer towards fiscal sustainability with – limited service impacts – modest tax and TTC fare increases – and improves capital funding to reduce the ever-
As your City Councillor for the last 8 years, I fully understand that it is essential to have a healthy and robust social infrastructure in our communities. Amenities, such as, swimming pools, libraries, parks, community centres, and assistance to our seniors are vital to maintaining a fair quality of life in our community and to get a fair share of funds to rejuvenate Ward-
Your Daytime Garbage/Recycling
Pick-up is Changing
Due to city-wide changes in our garbage/recycling collection system, the City's Solid Waste Division informed me that the collection day for our area was changing. The new garbage and recycling collection schedule for Ward 17 went into effect Tuesday April 3, 2012. This change was introduced to increase the efficiency of City collection operations. Please note that the only change is your collection day, there is no change in the type of materials collected. For your convenience I have provided links for the new collection calendar available for download.
NOTE: THERE IS NO CHANGE TO NIGHT SCHEDULE COLLECTIONS