Why are some services excluded from the review?
Reviewing all services in a 7-8 month time frame would not allow for the kind of in-depth review required to make meaningful recommendations for modernizing services.
Some specific services such as Waste and Paramedic Services were excluded because they are currently being reviewed at the provincial level and it is necessary to understand the impact of those changes before looking at changing locally. Waste Services is transitioning to 100% producer responsibility for recycling which may dramatically change the municipal scope.
Will there be opportunities for face to face public engagement?
Yes! Stay tuned. We will be scheduling some public sessions, likely in May, to review the preliminary findings of the review.
Is this a cost cutting exercise?
No. This project is about modernizing services with innovative approaches and technology to mitigate costs in the future.