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Budget update

Tue Dec 20, 2005 Miss Vicky 

Council reversed its decision on the funding needed to close the Bayview Snow Dump to overnight deliveries. It was a squeaker - 11 to 10 with the Mayor as the deciding vote. Arts funding has also been reinstated, with many of the initially-opposed councillors (including ours) changing their minds. It passed 14 to 6. Congrats to everyone who wrote, called and emailed!

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The Webgeek Dec 20, 2005 04:12 PM said:

It was a squeaker - 11 to 10 with the Mayor as the deciding vote.

Well, the initial vote was 5 to 14 against, so it was quite the swing back.

amckay Dec 21, 2005 08:55 AM said:

I think the surprise 20 million from the province probably had a lot to do with both, but hey, don't look a gift horse in the mouth :-)

Miss Vicky Dec 21, 2005 09:38 AM said:

No doubt. Although a lot of that funding was earmarked for specific projects, but it certainly did help ease the tension...

dave Dec 26, 2005 02:36 PM said:

....all the way from Edinburgh....the economic side of this....very distant in subject matter is this announcement by Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Defence Minister, that we should prepare to embrace extra-terrestrial visitors....I think the Western governments are all secretly suffering under the strain of affording the development of weapons that'll shoot these aliens down....and that's the seismic quake shuddering underneath the media they want us to see.....a friend of mine's sister working in Silicon Valley got promoted a few years ago, then they really violently threatened her not to talk about the fact that the US is manufacturing anti-extra-terrestrial weapons, so she came on the phone to her brother in a terrified state of mind. So I think something's going on there - and what must be the finances of that!?!

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