Then Councillor Eddie Francis campaigning, circa 2003:
# The budget process needs to be open and transparent.
# Participatory budgets allow for sharing of information and create new avenues of consultation and greater citizen input.
# Pre-budget meetings will be held with community groups.
# A call for input from taxpayers, business, labour and community groups at the beginning of the process - not a week before the by-law is to be passed.
# Budget details to be posted prior to council deliberation for pubic comment.
# Taxpayers will have a clearer idea of how their money is utilized by the City.
Mayor Eddie Francis finished campaigning, circa 2007: