PRIORITY: SAVING US MONEY
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. Every expense will be questioned. Most people are aware willing to pay for something they see value in. Council must increase transparency. I will seek to increase consultation prior to and during budget deliberations to give residents direct input into budget goals and/or specific budget line items.
– 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.
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