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. […]

Mayor succeeds in keeping the budget below 3%

CITY HALL Cobalt

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.

Burlington flags

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.

Burlington flags

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.

Burlington flags

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.

Budget 2018 ICON

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.

Lowville meet Feb 7

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%?

MMW arms out - thank you

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.

city hall with flag poles

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

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