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County CAO explains how tax dollars are being spent across Northumberland

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Property taxes! How much are local taxes going up this year? Hopefully, I have your attention right now. January is budget month across Northumberland County. Municipal councils are working overtime to finalize their budgets. Continue Reading →

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County budget explored with Northumberland Warden John Logel

Northumberland County Warden John Logel unpacks the 2019 budget for the county, looking at the various initiatives, explaining the details around roads, waste and the new Golden Plough Lodge. Original broadcast: Feb. 8, 2019 Continue Reading →

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Citizen-driven participatory budget process needed in Cobourg

Deputy Mayor Stan Frost issued dire warnings about the upcoming budget deliberations for the upcoming fiscal year. However, the approach is always the same. Town staff are given targets and scurry off to nip and tuck to meet the fiscal goals for the year. There are other approaches. Around the world, thousands of governments at all levels have opened up the budget process to citizenry to have a say in where their tax dollars are being spent. Continue Reading →

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