Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 13

We briefly look at our final Objective of the 2015-18 Strategic Plan and wonder about just how Council for the City of Victoria plans to Demonstrate Regional Leadership. Continue reading Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 13

Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 12

Time is running short for reviewing Objectives identified through the draft 2015-18 Strategic Plan so now we look only very briefly at our next objective – planning for Climate Change! Continue reading Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 12

Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 11

I ran out of time in my daily review of Objectives identified through the draft 2015-18 Strategic Plan so now we look only very briefly at our next objective – and we note straight off, that despite it being a huge issue there are only a few vague items related to it. Continue reading Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 11

Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 10

Today we look briefly at Strategic Objective # 10:

Nurture Our Arts, Culture and Learning Capital

There are a number of Outcomes associated with this Objective that are spread out across the four years of this Strategic Plan.  Continue reading Priority Based Budgeting – Objective # 10

March 26 Council Summary & Observations

I stayed home last night and watched the first part of the Council meeting from home (Early Thoughts here). Once the public hearings were complete I then turned things off because 7.5 hours of Council meetings in one day is enough for anyone, even just someone observing.  Video of the meeting can be found hereContinue reading March 26 Council Summary & Observations

March 26 GPC Summary & Observations

Instead of rehashing the mind numbing brain pain of yesterday’s meeting in all its glory, I have written about the meeting I would have held instead. If you want some additional context for yesterday’s meeting that occurred, please check out my Early Thoughts that were published on Wednesday.

Here is the actual meeting video as well if you feel the need.

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March 26 GPC Early Thoughts

There are some big items on the agenda for tomorrow’s Governance and Priorities Committee meeting. Going on past practice mind you, I’m sure the meeting will done with quite quickly. Yay due diligence! Continue reading March 26 GPC Early Thoughts

2015 Budget E-Townhall Recap

Last  night was the first ever E-Town Hall at the City of Victoria, an event held to collect public input on how to spend the 2014 operating surplus in accordance with the draft strategic plan. Continue reading 2015 Budget E-Townhall Recap

Priority Based Budgeting – Objective #9

Today we looked at Objective # 9: Complete a Multi-Modal and Active Transportation Network. As noted in this draft Strategic plan (see pages 12-13), this was the most popular objective with possibly the largest number of associated Outcomes and Actions. I have made a direct clip of their Feb 3 discussion of this objective and provided it below. Continue reading Priority Based Budgeting – Objective #9