About City Budget Watch
Social Planning Toronto's City Budget Watch is back for the 2018 City of Toronto budget process! We'll be bringing you up-to-date reports and analysis on each step of the City budget process from launch date on Thursday, November 30 to final votes at City Council on February 12 & 13. We'll let you know how you can learn more, get involved and have your say on the 2018 budget.
The City Budget Watch Blog is authored by Beth Wilson. Beth is our lead on policy and research at Social Planning Toronto, starting at our organization in 2002. She has a Master of Social Work (MSW), Policy, Organization and Community.
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Social Planning Toronto research shows millions in underfunding of council-approved strategies and service plans
As council meets for the last time to discuss the 2018 city budget, new Social Planning Toronto research shows millions in underfunding of council-approved strategies and service plans.
From the press release:
2018 City Budget: Community Pressure Brings Improvements to City Services, More Work Ahead
The City's Budget Committee met on January 23 to make changes to the 2018 preliminary City budget before passing it on to the Mayor's Executive Committee and then Toronto City Council for final votes. Heeding strong community calls for proper funding of vital services, the Budget Committee voted to fund several additional programs.