Taxpayer Input to 2023 budget This post has attracted, as expected; because it causes the commenters to think about a serious issue, and most of the comments are the usual whines about the lack of meaningful public input and where the money might be spent uselessly, few comments so far.
The point of this post is to agree that Public input is essential but for the Budget process it is all but useless as Joe/Jane
Taxpayer Citizen as nearly all of the Town’s programmes are baked into the budget and the only real convo takes place about the amount of money going to Community Groups. This category has been whittled down over the past couple of Council terms to be almost meaningless in terms of a real donation. Lipservice in the most extreme! But kudos to the 73 people who made the effort to complete the survey.
But an interesting comment was inserted by the largest ‘taxfighter’ of them all Mr Ken Strauss, the name he signs in with. BTW I commend those on the CobourgNews Board who sign in with their real names – there are very few of us. The majority hide behind Aliases and snipe from the bushes.
But back to KS’s comments and my subsequent retorts are here: