Saskatoon

Day 2 of Saskatoon city council's budget deliberations

The second day of Saskatoon city council's budget deliberations take place this afternoon.

CBC's Rachel Bergen will be tweeting live from council chambers at 1 p.m. CST

Councillors will be busy debating the 2015 budget at City Hall today. (CBC)

The second day of Saskatoon city council's budget deliberations takes place this afternoon. 

Council is working to lower a previously proposed 7.32 per cent property tax increase.

Councillors will be looking at the proposal to increase transit fees, parking tickets and leisure centre fees. The Saskatoon Fire Department's budget proposal will be looked at as well. 


CBC's Rachel Bergen will be tweeting live from council chambers beginning at 1 p.m. CST. You can follow along below. 


Steps to lower the tax hike took place yesterday. 

Council voted to have weekly garbage pick-up cut by two months. In 2015, weekly garbage collection will be offered from May to September. Currently, it's available from April to October. This will save the city $70,000 each month bi-weekly pick-up is in place. 

And council rejected the Saskatoon Police Service's request for an extra $4.5 million. Most of that money would have be used to hire eight new patrol officers.

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