The mayors of cities are asking the administration Plant to review its budget

News 12 January, 2018
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    The mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante

    Matthew Payen

    Friday, 12 January 2018 12:37

    Friday, 12 January 2018 12:37

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    The dissatisfaction rises among the 15 mayors of the related cities who gathered this morning at Westmount to ask the administration Plant to review immediately its budget, which provides for an increase in severe of their contribution to the agglomeration.

    The strong increase in municipal taxes will not smite only the Montreal. In the budget of the City of Montreal filed Wednesday, the contribution of cities related to agglomeration expenses also jumped by 5.3 % on average.

    An increase that force these municipalities to review their budget, but already they are planning to pass the bill on to their 246 000 citizens. This could amount to between 30 $ and 440 $ per citizen.

    “It has been more than a surprise, it was a shock discovering the budget on Wednesday, which launches the mayor of Beaconsfield, Georges Bourelle. We ask now that Valerie Plant treats us as partners and sits down with us to see what we can change. “

    The mayors anger do not exclude to apply to the ministry of municipal Affairs if no solution is found quickly.

    They also recall that in 2006, mayor Gérald Tremblay had suspended its budget considered too high, had it remodeled and had proposed again a few weeks later.

    The cities have until 31 January to submit their budget.