http://www.thestar.com/news/article/957749–james-toronto-s-about-to-go-on-a-fiscal-diet?bn=1 If there are several non essential , or “nice” things, that remain in the budget, council needs to step up to the plate and see that they are cut. I thought the recent election sent a clear message that the lavish and unnecessary spending from the past term of council was going to be stopped. If so, council needs to do just that. I made several suggestions in my presentation to council which I included in a previous post here:
http://christopherwatts.posterous.com/anyone-notice-how-the-word-discretionary-prec I think Scott Johnston’s comic from page 5 of the March 14th edition of the Auroran summed it up well.
In cased you missed it I have included it here:
Dear members of council,Remember ALL those people you met during your campaign, not just the ones that have come before you at council looking for a hand-out or a favor. The residential tax base is not a luxury tax imposed on all us citizens.
Please stop spending as though it is, or as if you’re playing with Monopoly money.
Let the games stop here!