At this point I'm working off the recommended documents as the final approved budget documents are not available. When the approved budget is posted I'd really like to find out what the actual line by line reductions are versus increased revenue, revenue projections, increased funding from the Province and the pension obligation reduction.
One thing I've yet to find is the rational behind the Library funding decreases.
There are a few things to note about the decreases:
Transit Windsor - this decrease reflects increased revenue due to the fare increase and a $400,000 reduction in payments required for employee pension plan.
Social Support - this decrease is a result of uploading by the Province
Hospitality and Corporate Facility Planning - this decrease is mainly based on projected savings from electricity purchases
Huron Lodge - the majority of this decrease is due to increased funding from the Province
Licensing & Enforcement - the majority of this decrease was due to the possible elimination of the Crossing Guard Program, which I believe was not implemented.
Engineering and Corporate - the majority of this decrease is related to decreased streetlight maintenance and projected energy savings.
Recreation - this decrease is due to a combination of $250,000 in increased revenue (increased user fees) and an in-camera reduction of $750,000. I'm not sure what was actually implemented here.
Operations - the largest portion of this decrease was accomplished by the reduction of snow removal services
CAO's Office - 8.9% Increase
Community & Protective Services
Parks & Facility Operations - 1.8% Increase
Recreation - 0.6% Decrease
Licensing & Enforcement - 23% Decrease
Hospitality & Corporate Facility Planning - 39.7% Decrease
Fire & Rescue Services - 4.5% Increase
Building & Development - 2.5% Increase
Planning - 0.0
Corporate Accounts - 5.3% Increase