The New Year is upon us and 2016 is almost three weeks in. With a new year, comes new initiatives and this includes the budget.
You’re probably asking yourself, why is the budget new? Doesn’t city council always do a budget every year? Yes, city council does implement a budget every year, but this year instead of preparing it for one year, they are preparing it for 4 years at $3.5 billion.
Jesse Helmer is a City Councillor for Ward 4 and he says there are many business cases in 2016, including increasing the urban forest, rapid transit projects and increase funding for homelessness prevention.