Research

Let It Snow

 

 

Last Thursday, the City Auditor presented a new report to Council, this time about snow removal.

The media barely mentioned this report but, at Common Sense Edmonton we think you deserve better.

So, like the policy wonks that we are, we spent a good chunk of our long-weekend reading and analyzing a 70+ page report on the recent performance of the City's snow removal program.


City Spending Precariously High Says Auditor

 

 

One of our goals at Common Sense Edmonton is to raise awareness of what’s happening at City Hall. That’s why we want to let you know about an alarming new report recently released by the City Auditor.

The report, innocuously entitled “City Financial Condition Review”, examined various expenditures and debt ratios over the past 20 years and makes for some very concerning reading.


City Productivity and Performance Audit

 

 

Last month, the City Auditor released a report entitled "City Productivity and Performance Audit".

The report revealed some very concerning things about how our tax dollars are being handled.

Here are some highlights (lowlights?) from the report, that Council should keep in mind when considering next year's budget and tax rates.