Council Begins Their Annual Budget Dance as 2018 City of Hamilton Budget Outlook Presented

The traditional budget process sees staff present a higher budget increase than Council will approval, and then Councillors spending eight months scaling it back. The process involves much theatrics, and being an election year, we can expect to see even more posturing than usual.

Council voted to instruct City departments to submit 2018 budgets with an increase of only 1.5%.