PRIORITY: SAVING US MONEY

by | Oct 18, 2020 | News, Priorities | 0 comments

CONTROLLING SPENDING AND REDUCING COSTS

In When I was a financial planner, I always urged my clients to ‘focus on the basics’.  That means focusing on the basics such as controlling spending and reducing costs.  Some of the ways I will accomplish this will be by focusing on the following:

– I will focus on needs, not wants.  My goal will be a zero percent property tax increase for each budget. That is an exceedingly difficult target to reach but that will be goal.

– I will seek to ensure we potentially save $250,000-$500,000 by having numbered ballots for the Cochrane municipal election.  By closing this oversight, we eliminate future liability.  This is just one of many other policy loopholes/oversights that need to be addressed.

– I will focus on having Cochrane Town Council be the lowest paid in Alberta by 5% and I will be the lowest paid Town Council member by 5% by donating that portion of my compensation to charity.

AND MORE

Dan Cunin

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