Managing Budgets II

In a previous post I spoke about our goal to move to a more proactive budget setting process which involves Council earlier in the process:

https://mayorofguelph.wordpress.com/2008/05/16/managing-budgets/

This has certainly led to lots of discussion in the community and has resulted in several positive opportunities for dialogue.  For instance, Ward 3 Councillors (Maggie Laidlaw and June Hofland) discussed budget matters with some of their constituents at a townhall meeting they organized last month.  Ward 2 Councillors (Vicki Beard and Ian Findlay) recently attended a gathering of their constituents to discuss the budget.  The Guelph Civic League  is organizing a panel discussion on July 23rd to discuss municipal budgeting  http://www.guelphcivicleague.ca/articles.php?a=21. The Chair of Finance, Administration and Corporate Services, Councillor Karl Wettstein, is one of the panelists. And the Guelph Chamber of Commerce has organized a session for its members on the City’s capital financing plans.

All this will provide valuable input for Council when it sits down in several months to deliberate on the 2009 budget.

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One Comment on “Managing Budgets II”

  1. Mike Wisniewski Says:

    Credit where it’s due, I wish the Township of Centre Wellington had as much dialogue concerning it’s budget.

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