June 4 GPC Early Thoughts

There is a large variety of items on the GPC agenda for Thursday. All told the meeting may go on for a while. I imagine the major news media (CTV etc) will also be there for the always “sexy” sheltering in parks issue for which a lengthy report appears in the middle of the agenda, which means the poor camera guys will have to awkwardly hang around while the more mundane aspects of civic governance occur.

Good thing I’m there to live tweet eh! Yay Twitter!

So what’s on the agenda? Continue reading June 4 GPC Early Thoughts

Priority Based Budgeting – Early Thoughts

As noted in the City of Victoria’s Budget at a Glance document:

The City is undertaking a new approach to the financial planning process, moving away from expense-based budgeting and towards budgeting by priorities, outlining services and capital projects, including the costs, revenues and benefits of each.

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Day 2 Departmental Financial Presentations

Today was the second of three 3 hour meetings for City of Victoria departments to make presentations to the Victoria City Council regarding the 2015-19 Draft Financial Plan. Video from the meeting this morning is available here. Continue reading Day 2 Departmental Financial Presentations