Draft Budget

I wrote a column this week on the proposed increases for user fees at city facilities:
Youth shouldn’t pay for city’s problems

In other news, I also saw this article recently, which stated that City staff have recommended cutting Ottawa’s road construction budget and putting the savings into transit funding. Kind of a daring move, by this city’s standards, but one that would be nice to see pass through. After all, we should be hope that at least some good can come out of this mess of a draft budget.

1 Response to “Draft Budget”

  1. November 14, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Hi Dave,

    A shameless plug:

    Citizens for Safe Cycling (CfSC) has prepared a document on Cycling in the 2009 Draft Budget, which includes some analysis of the road budget, how they plan to pay for it, and how the roads will really come back to bite Council in a couple of years.

    IMHO, this analysis is useful to anyone who wants to write their councillor not only about funding the Cycling Plan, but also on understanding the Roads portion of the budget and writing their councillor about that, too.

    The report is available on the CfSC website at http://www.SafeCycling.ca


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