It’s decision time for Regina city council.
Monday night, city councillors and the Mayor will review the proposed 2017 budget at city hall.
Some of the councillors are new to Regina’s budget process, having being newly-elected last October.
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On the table is a mill-rate increase of 4.18-per-cent and as well as a record amount of funding for snow removal.
Mayor Michael Fougere says they have received lots of feed back from residents on the proposed budget.
“I’m hoping we’ll adjust the mill-rate accordingly,” says Fougere. “We’ve had lots of input from the public who are concerned about the utility rate. They’re concerned about taxes in general. In my view, we have work to do yet.”
Included in Monday’s budget consultation is a proposed five per-cent increase to utilities.
“There’s work to be done on the utility rate, no question about that,” Fougere says. “What I do want to see – and I’ve said this publicly – is a review of the rates over a long period of time. Are they sustainable? Are they the right rates?”
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
620 CKRM City Hall reporter Drew Postey will be at the special meeting Monday and will bring a full report Tuesday morning.