Courtesy | Guelph Mercury
November 13, 2015
By Joanne Shuttleworth
GUELPH — Ward 1 Coun. Dan Gibson has a history of questioning the justification for adding more staff at city hall.
But he’s considering adding some new staff to the 2016 operating budget from a list of expansions recommended by city staff as council contemplates the 2016 operating budget. Continue reading
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