Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Budget Review Gets Underway

City Councillor Rebecca Johnson wants to cut the 2014 budget by almost a million dollars.  Johnson says she's combed through the fiscal document and there are a number of areas that could be trimmed including child care and the meals on wheels program.   Meanwhile, Councillor Andrew Foulds is commenting on the budget's increases to waste water and water rates.  The fiscal document lays out a six percent increase for those two rates that will come into effect on April 1st.  Foulds says he understands people are concerned about the increases but notes they have to be done to ensure water quality and safety.  Council will continue to review the budget at another public meeting Wednesday night.