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December 3, 2017 at 8:43 AM #740658
The new Ottawa budget is nowhere near reflecting the reality of city spending.
It is a fairy tale that means Watson has kept his two-per-cent tax-hike promise. And just wait for the operating deficit to arrive. Sure to be a new record.
Budgets should be anchored in reality, not political pledges that can’t be kept.
What can we do to stop this budget?December 3, 2017 at 11:01 AM #740663
You are looking at it all wrong. You got to follower the path.
Ottawans don’t need to stop the budget, they need to pray.
– less snow
– less road wear and tear
– less grass growing, paint peeling and fewer equipment repairs
– fewer old people needing care
– fewer gang members and fewer turf wars
– fewer sick people
– fewer people without homes
– more green bin waste
– more money outta Lansdowne
And that Amazon picks Ottawa 🙂
As a lot of American Politicians would put it – ” In gawd we trust ”
ChazDecember 5, 2017 at 9:33 AM #740781
My understanding is that if council were to vote down the budget, the City would continue to operate using the 2017 budget numbers until a new budget is approved. Then when the final approval is given, any increases or adjustments would be backdated to Jan. 1st.
I know that’s happened in the past with post-election budgets that often weren’t approved until a couple of months into the new fiscal year. Can anyone confirm this is the case? If so, it would not be a desperate thing if this budget went back to the drawing board for a reality check.December 5, 2017 at 9:36 AM #740787
Ken GrayKeymasterDecember 5, 2017 at 7:56 PM #740844
ChazDecember 6, 2017 at 8:54 AM #740852
That raises a good point, Chaz.
Even if this budget were as pure as the driven snow*, it was tabled in November and built over the late summer and early fall which means that the numbers it’s based on are, at best, Q2 2017 data.
A lot can change, even in the best of circumstances, in six months. As most of us know, these are not the best of circumstances for the City of Ottawa.
*that would be the snow you’ll have lots of time to look at since it won’t be removed from your street for some time 😉December 6, 2017 at 2:23 PM #740867