My Thoughts on the 2016 Non Tax Supported Operating and Capital Budget

As a commitment to transparent decision making I wanted to pass along my thoughts on the recently approved 2016 non-tax supported operating and capital budget. More specifically, the 4% increase in Guelph’s Water/Wastewater rates. You may remember I did not support this increase in 2015.  To read more on this please see http://www.ward1guelph.ca/2015/01/my-thoughts-on-the-non-tax-supported-operating-budget/.

In terms of this year however, I wanted to share my rationale for supporting the 4% increase in 2016. The following were the primary factors influencing my decision. Continue reading