2012 budget coming down: tax hikes, job and service cuts
Among the “service level adjustments:” reducing off-peak hours at certain arenas, eliminating programming at selected TDSB pools, closing five of 105 wading pools, cutting almost $5-million out of community grants and changes to snow clearing and street cleaning standards. It also calls for the end of WinterCity programming, no more free Wheel Trans service for dialysis and a $7-million cut to libraries. It asks council to defer hiring 236 police officers, 68 firefighters, and 36 paramedics, and would close three shelters.
Edited by Black Dog, 28 November 2011 - 09:26 AM.