Please join the Toronto Quit the Cuts occasion at City Hall this coming Tuesday to when once again Quit THE CUTS! Attached is a flyer for the east-end about cuts affecting homeless prevention solutions and shelters &#8211 please print off and enable us distribute! Make contact with your city councilor and inform them to Cease THE CUTS!
See here: &#8216No one should really be left out in the cold&#8217 from Collectively Toronto tool to send a message to neighborhood councilors:
&#8212&#8212&#8212&#8212&#8212&#8212&#8212 Speak Out Against the Spending budget! Join the Cease the Cuts &#8216Budget Breakfast&#8217
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:00am Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St. West, front entrance)
It is time as soon as again to speak out against the Toronto City Spending budget. The 2013 spending budget has enormous cuts to services the men and women of Toronto desperately require. City Council votes on the spending budget on Tuesday, January 15th. Join us as we fight to Stop the Cuts for 2013.
How to get involved:
1. Get in touch with your local councilor demanding that they vote against any cuts in the 2013 spending budget. Demand even more solutions, not less. (Unearth your councilor here: two. Talk to mates, family members, co-workers and neighbours about the cuts. Distribute the Quit the Cuts Price range flyer: three. Join us for the Quit the Cuts Spending budget Breakfast on January 15th. We will be at City Hall to voice our opposition prior to council votes.
Important Troubles in this Budget
Ideology more than Frequent Sense • Service and staffing cuts from final year have not and will not be reversed. The loss of revenue from cutting the Automobile Registration Tax and freezing property taxes in 2011 leaves a lingering hole in the budget that is made use of as an excuse to cut solutions. • House taxes are once once more only becoming raised by beneath two% rather of the 3% required to match inflation. Corporations continue to get handouts as their home taxes are becoming raised by much less than 1%. A 3% raise would price the typical homeowner only $ 80-$ 90/year. The cost of not rising taxes is massive cuts to solutions we all desire. • The City is once again refusing to use last year’s surplus to balance subsequent year’s books. This is a different justification for cuts. Utilizing surplus is a common spending budget practice &#8211 not the recklessness that Ford claims it is. • Budgets that have been reduce by ten% final year are frozen for this year. Including inflation and development in the city, most departments are down 16% or much more. Much less funding implies fewer services.
Proposed Cuts and Fee Hikes • Shelter, assistance and housing is becoming attacked when we already have a housing crisis in this city. Due to federal, provincial cuts there is a cut of $ 72 million from last year’s spending budget. City Council should really be fighting these cuts on behalf of Torontonians. Instead they are adding their personal cuts via the elimination of the Individual Needs Allowance, slashing the price range for TCHC repairs, rent subsidies and reducing the quantity of shelter bed nights by a whopping 41,172 • We currently face one other TTC fare hike while service levels remain grossly inadequate • Dialysis individuals are going to shed Wheeltrans access • The Global AIDS Initiative is becoming axed • Cuts to the Fire Department that place everyone’s safety at threat • Police, who in fact got a price range increase last year, are only being asked to freeze their $ 1 billion budget.

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