City Budget Watch Update – January 14, 2011
The Budget Committee concluded their budget review with City Councillors today – almost. Because analyst notes were not available for the Toronto Police Service (and by the look of the website, analyst notes also appear to be missing for the Toronto Transit Commission as well) due to recent changes in these budgets, an additional Budget Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, January 20 at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall in Committee Room 1.
Today’s Budget Committee meeting covered a number of agencies including Toronto Police Serviceand Toronto Transit Commission. With regard to police services, TPS brought their requested increase down by delaying recruitment of new officers, cutting premium pay and reducing contribution to reserves.