|The Toronto Budget 2004 -- Index|
I intend on using this space as an index for all the work I do on the Toronto budget this year. The permalink for this page is http://www.andrewspicer.com/article245.html.
- The Future for Me and This Blog 2 -- The City Budget Project: My decision to make a project out of tracking the budget
- Toronto's Public Brainstorming on the Budget: Announcement about Toronto's public hearings on the budget
- Listening to Toronto -- 2004 Budget Consultation: My experience attending one of Toronto's public sessions on the budget
- The Toronto Budget 2004 -- Index: That's this index. Entries added below came later
- Where Toronto Property Taxes Go: Breakdown on net budget numbers
- Possibly Irrational Optimism: I'm feeling good about the teamwork that is growing out of the Listening to Toronto consultations
- Toronto Residential Property Taxes to Rise... Without an Increase: An explaination of why current value assessment is causing Toronto home-owners to pay more, and why the province's Bill 140 prevents the city from doing anything about it
- A First Look at Toronto's Budget Plan: The City has released its plan as a starting point for debate
- Martin Makes a Promise: Throne speech comments on a "New Deal for Cities" include a promise to eliminate the GST on cities, which will save Toronto about $50 million
- McGuinty is Shirking: It's nice of Paul Martin to try to clean up Ontario's mess, but I'd really prefer it if Dalton McGuinty would take responsibility for his government
- "Listening to Toronto" Results: The summaries of what citizens said across all the public budget sessions
- Undercover: Toronto's Police Budget: The largest portion of the budget is spent on police, but it's very hard to tell if we're paying too much or too little
- Snow Clearing and Property Taxes: The City budget is stressed because services that ought to be funded by income tax are left to property tax payers
- TTC Funding Documentary: The TTC has commisioned a documentary that shows the system's state of disrepair and the need for increased capital funding
- Addressing "Guns, Gangs and Crime" -- It All Comes Down to Money: Crime in Toronto has become an urgent issue. However, most of the things that can be done about it cost more money.
- Ottawa City Budget: Ottawa's situation is similar to ours. Some comments and some numbers.
- Toronto Budget Update: Just an update on what has been happening recently -- the back-and-forth between various City departments is background to the real story, waiting for Dalton.
- Toronto Business Property Taxes: The province has come through with a partial concession on commercial property taxes and Bill 140. On the other hand, they continue to charge higher education taxes on Toronto businesses, just because they can.
- Toronto Budget Game: The Toronto Star has a very good interactive budget online.
- The Province Makes Its Offer: Today's announcement of more cash for the TTC is probably the province's total bailout for the City budget this year. About $50-million less than requested.
- Toronto Within Striking Distance of Balancing its Budget: Yesterday's money from the province, and the rumours of more, mean the job is almost done.
- David Lewis Stein Gets it All Wrong: A response to a wrong-headed column about Toronto property taxes that was in the Star.
- The Income Gap in Toronto: New wealth and poverty numbers from the United Way show why provincial downloading of social services has put unacceptable pressure on the City's budget.
- Toronto Budget Update 2: Two news items about the City budget.
- Toronto Budget Passed: The final budget was passed last night.
- Toronto's Business Property Tax Increase: Defending the 1.5% tax increase on commercial property.