Halton mayors ask feds, province for financial relief due to COVID-19 measures
At a regional council meeting Wednesday (June 17), Halton mayors unanimously passed a resolution to renew a call for financial support from both the provincial and federal governments.
Halton municipalities are facing a financial burden as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing emergency orders.
Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, who tabled the motion, said Halton municipalities require “immediate emergency operating funding to avoid destructive cuts to frontline programs, services and unmanageable tax increases”.
The Halton Region is anticipating net expenditures due to COVID-19 safety measures to reach $10.6 million by the end of 2020.
At Regional Council, we unanimously passed a resolution renewing our call for a joint federal/provincial gov’ts agreement to support municipalities through immediate emergency operating funding to avoid destructive cuts to frontline programs/services & unmanageable tax increases. pic.twitter.com/vJff7EAtJN— Marianne Meed Ward (@MariannMeedWard) June 17, 2020
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