Hamilton City Council GIC for November 10, 2017

Hamilton City Councillors debated the 2018 public transit HSR capital budget. Much of the debate centred around the ongoing transit crisis, the use of the late 1980s custom build transit garage at 330 Wentworth Street North as a public works yard and office, and if it be more cost effective to return to using this garage for transit than building another transit garage.

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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%.