Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

The elected members and the administration met again in a workshop last night to consider the final issues in the budget, ready for consideration in the upcoming June Council meeting (June 27).

This is my first budget and it has certainly been an opportunity to get to know intimately what Council is all about and what it is up to. Getting the balance right between providing the right amount of service verses keeping rate increases in check is definitely a challenge.

It would appear our rate increase will be the lowest or close to the lowest of any metropolitan council, which leaves me feeling good.