IN RESPONSE TO AN AUDIT REPORT RECOMMENDING BETTER PUBLIC CONSULTATION FOR THE CAPITAL BUDGET PROCESS

“It’s like a breath of fresh air,” said Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry Coun. Jenny Gerbasi. “Finally someone is clearly pointing out that the mayor and (senior politicians on executive policy committee) have not sought adequate public input into the budget process. They are missing a crucial step in by­passing early consultation about budget priorities. Instead they give people a few short weeks to react to a budget that is pretty much a done deal.” Winnipeg Free Press February 17, 2008