Unfortunately this year’s preliminary operating budget does not set a clear course that will help the city realize the goals stated in OurWinnipeg. Instead, it pits the private sector against the public, businesses against property owners, transit against cars, the inner city against the suburbs and the city against the province.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Our response explains how this year’s tax increase could have been lower and how the city could be smarter in how it raises revenues. See the full report here.