Burlington's reserve accounts: how many are there, what are they used for and how much money is in them?

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By Pepper Parr March 4th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The city of Burlington has tonnes of money squirreled away in bank accounts. Some of the […]

A city council that has shown it can work together and achieve good things: let us hope it lasts.

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By Pepper Parr March 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The shift that has taken place in the way city council works now is almost seismic. […]

Mayor succeeds in keeping the budget below 3%

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By Pepper Parr February 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The tax increase for the 2019 budget will be 2.99%. They did it. Marianne Meed Ward […]

Capital budget for the city comes in at $96.4 million.

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By Pepper Parr February 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The first part (Capital) of the 2019 budget has been approved;city council now moves on to […]

Council very close to getting the budget increase number the Mayor wanted - a full 1% less than what staff came forward with.

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By Pepper Parr February 26th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It has been chop, chop, chop at the Operational budget review meeting that started this morning. […]

Turns out the title is Interim - but no one is saying why Acting ever got used.

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By Staff February 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It looks as if the Interim is still the Interim and not the Acting. During the Capital […]

Getting a budget done - not all that easy for the five first timers.

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By Pepper Parr February 21st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Just how does the city budget get created and passed and what do the members of […]

Ward 3 gets a two for one: Bentivegna joins Councillor Rory Nisan.

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By Pepper Parr February 9th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Now that they are elected and are well on their way to getting comfortable with the […]

Is there a possibility that the $4 million the marina got for the build of a breakwater could be rescinded?

LaSalle Park - bring about a boat on its way to the water.

By Pepper Parr February 7th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Is the $4 million funding given to the LaSalle Park Marina by the last city council […]

Can the Mayor convince her colleagues to whittle that Staff 3.99% budget increase down to 2.99%?

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By Staff January 29th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   We now know what the Mayor would like to see in the way of a Budget increase […]

Council looking at a light agenda this evening - then settles down to do some heavy lifting on the 2019 budget later in the week.

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By Pepper Parr January 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council meets this evening to put the official stamp to issues that were discussed at […]

With a 3.99% budget increase staring them in the face city council is aking a lot of questions.

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By Pepper Parr January 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Director of Finance Joan Ford does a great job of providing the data ad her department […]

Could the Boards and Committees not get by on a 1.5|% budget increase?

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By Pepper Parr January 17th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Local Boards and Committees are to be given a 2% increase over their 2018 base budget. […]

Proposed tax increase set at 3.99% - still well above inflation.

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By Pepper Parr January 13th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   They now begin to get into the nitty gritty of the job they have been elected […]

Another one of those win - win - win ideas that Jim Young believes can actually be achieved in the first 100 days of the new city council.

Burlington Transit getting new buses - to deliver less service.

The Gazette invited readers to tell the city council that will be sworn in next Monday what they felt were the more important issues that […]

What will the 2019 tax increase be ? Let's hope the new council is open and honest about what the taxes are going to be.

Stolte and Kearns - budget book

By Pepper Parr November 21st, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   On Jan. 29, 2018, Burlington City Council approved the 2018 Operating Budget with a 4.36% city […]

First stab at the 2019 budget comes in at 4.1% increase.

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By Staff July 10th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   We are at one of those more delicate political points in the life of a city council’s […]

If Doug Ford actually comes through with his 10 cent per litre savings on gas - will that savings come out of the hide of municipal transit?

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By Pepper Parr June 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   With the provincial election out of the way – we will figure out just what kind […]

Mayor reminds his colleagues that a bylaw has to be approved before they go home allowing for the collection of taxes.

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By Staff April 25th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   The meeting was running late and everyone on council wanted to adjourn and go home. They had […]

Pay package for city manager is almost $300,000 - before taxes.

If you're happy and you know it - clap your hands.

By Pepper Parr March 27th, 2018 BURLINGTON, ON   What we pay our civil servants and what they deliver in the way of service and […]

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