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City council went through each page of the 2021 municipal budget – here are the highlights
Last week, Peterborough city councillors sat as the finance committee to review each page of the 2021 draft municipal budget highlights book. This year, it was three evenings of deliberations and discussion, which gave councillors an opportunity to ask questions about city operations and propose amendments to the draft budget put forward by staff.
Co-publishers Ayesha Barmania and Will Pearson have collected the highlights from each meeting so you can hear what happened.
The climate change action plan and the municipal budget: interview with Michael Papadacos
For our fourth episode of the Budget Week podcast, Peterborough Currents called up Michael Papadacos, head of the City’s infrastructure management division to talk about how the City approaches climate change action.
Diving into the proposed changes to social services in the 2021 municipal budget
For our third episode of the Budget Week podcast, Peterborough Currents co-publishers Ayesha Barmania and Will Pearson dive into the proposed changes to the budget for the City’s Social Services Division.
Arts and the city budget: interview with Su Ditta
For our second episode of the Budget Week podcast, Peterborough Currents spoke with Su Ditta, executive director of the Electric City Culture Council to learn more about the role of advocates in the budget process and what she’s advocating for the 2021 municipal budget.
Dean Pappas on the 2021 budget deliberations and the impacts of COVID-19
To kick off our Budget Week podcast, we spoke with Dean Pappas, city councillor for town ward and chair of the finance committee about the impact of COVID-19 on the city budget and how the process is unfolding this year.
Introducing the Budget Week podcast
Introducing a new podcast from Peterborough Currents all about the 2021 municipal budget deliberations.
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