Regions to issue debentures for $17 million - $10 million will be for Burlington.

2018 Regional Council

By Staff Feb 25th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There was an item in a recent Regional Council agenda. It was the passing of a bylaw […]

City hall Customer Relationships software isn't doing what is was expected to do -neither are the people hired to make it work.

Commisso stare

By Pepper Parr February 11th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   There is much more background in a report from the Audit committee that will be going […]

Is Councillor Bentivegna stuck in a Rodney Dangerfield warp; he just can't get any respect.

Angelo - not getting it -deferal

By Pepper Parr January 28th, 2020 BURLINGTON, ON   Councillor Angelo Bentivegna just might have caught a break. While Council was going through some of […]

City is in good financial shape - but not quite as good as it was in 2018; something this council will want to keep in mind.

City hall - older pic

By Pepper Parr December 30th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The city has to contend with the reality of the market – the bank rate (the […]

City provides additional detail on the 2020 budget - for a house assessed at $500,000 the tax increase would be $96.70

Burlington flags

By Staff December 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Taxes to keep the city operating. City hall released the following: City tax increase of 3.99% The […]

Council was half an hour short of approving a budget Monday night.

Mayor with Civic bling

By Pepper Parr December 16th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Mayor Meed Ward, sporting her civic “bling” ran a tight council meeting – was challenged twice […]

Tax increase still at 3.99%; Mayor wants to keep it there - couple of Councillors seem prepared to let it rise - even if just a bit.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr December 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The Mayor is rock solid on holding the budget increase to 3.99% over last year’s 2.99% […]

Working towards a 4% tax increase - some expensive ideas being floated.

city hall with flag poles

By Pepper Parr December 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   On Tuesday and Thursday of this week council is going to go through documents and approve […]

Council members get a chance to promote their pet projects - some want to spend spend, others want to save.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr December 10th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   City Council will meet today and Thursday to crunch the budget numbers and deliver a budget […]

Councillor Sharman: So, what should we do, you might ask? He doesn't like the look of the numbers.

Burlington Transit getting new buses - to deliver less service.

By Pepper Parr November 21st, 2019 Burlington, ON   There is one thing you can be absolutely certain about with the current city council: when […]

Mayor listens to a report that kept adding dollars to the budget she and her council were going to have to pass in a couple of months: she wanted staff to plan and act at the same time.

Burlington flags

By Pepper Parr November 18th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The 2018-2022 Vision to Focus Financial Plan is complex, expensive and a different approach for Burlington. […]

Falling snow took precedence over fallen leaves.

Snow plows in tandem

By Staff November 12th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   Leaf collection has been suspended until the snow has been cleared. Schedule adjustments, if any, will be […]

The 2020 budget is not going to be the gift that we got in 2019 - the increase in 2020 over 2019 could be as much as 100% MORE.

Sharman hand to head

By Pepper Parr November 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   During the federal election we heard members of the Liberal government comment frequently that people want […]

2020 Budget Schedule and the level of public engagement: the engagement is low the tax increase - unknown at this point.

CITY HALL Cobalt

By Staff October 1, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   It won’t begin until after Halloween has come and gone – the details of the 2020 budget, […]

The favourable balance in the city's spending will be needed at the end of the fiscal year.

Burlington flags

By Staff October 1st, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   In the weeks ahead city council will begin crafting the budget for the 2020 year. It will […]

Premier looks to the municipal sector to get back all the money the Liberals spent when they created an $11 billion deficit.

Ford at AMO Aug 2019

By Pepper Parr August 20th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   When the Premier tried to download the costs of a number of services onto the municipalities […]

First look at the 2020 budget - big changes to the way it will be explained and it looks like the impact will be lower.

Joan Ford, the city's Director of Finance knows where every dollar comes from and where every dollar gets spent.

By Pepper Parr July 11, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   An early look at what the 2020 municipal budget is going to look like had a […]

Mayor more than happy to share our best practices with the Province.

Meed ward looking askance

By Staff May 28th, 2019 BURLINGTON, ON   The following Statement was issued by the Mayor of Burlington. Today I am pleased to acknowledge the […]

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

CITY HALL Cobalt

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.

pink shirt in council

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

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