City Manager unveils recommendations for service cuts
The City Manager's report on what cost-cutting measures should be adopted from the KPMG Core Services Review was released earlier today. Should the many recommendations for cuts, service reductions and/or privatizations be voted through when the Executive Committee convenes next Monday, the City anticipates trimming the 2012 budget by approximately $100 million, with a total savings between 2012 and 2014 projected to be between $200- to $300 million.
While the report notes that "most of the services KPMG put forward for consideration have not been recommended for elimination," the same can't be said when it comes to recommended "reductions" or "privatizations." Some notable services that escaped recommendations for cutbacks include the fluoridation of Toronto water, cycling infrastructure, the Toxic Taxi, and commercial waste pick up. Here, on the other hand, are just some of the services under consideration for cuts or cutbacks:
The City Manager recommends that Toronto...
The full report and list of recommendations can be found here. Who thinks the ExCom will go in for the all the cuts? Are there any surprises here?
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