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South African Citizens Get New Tool for Examining Municipal Budgets

Citizens of South Africa have a new tool for getting information on municipal budgets. “Municipal Money, a new web based tool built for National Treasury by Code for South Africa, makes this information for all South African municipalities accessible in an easy-to-understand format with a few clicks of a mouse. 37 more words

New Resources

Boston.gov Goes Open Source

Interesting: Boston.gov is now open-source. “Taking the source code public, a move overseen by the city’s Digital Team, will speed the rate at which the site evolves through the addition of new features developed by local software designers, academic institutions and organizations. 18 more words

Tweaks & Updates

Brampton council says no to electoral reform despite ethnic mismatch with residents | Toronto Star

The gap between representation at the municipal level and other levels of government has been an issue for some time (all federal MPs and provincial MPPs from Brampton are Indo Canadians, over reflecting their share of the population and the first-past-the-post system). 874 more words


Matthew Lau: Your city isn’t really even trying to save money

It seems that in Toronto, many voters are finally warming up to some small amount of government belt-tightening. According to a Forum Research poll earlier this month, 54 per cent of Torontonians support Mayor John Tory’s request that all city departments and agencies reduce their budgets by 2.6 per cent, while only 30 per cent are opposed. 652 more words

FP Comment

Editorial: Municipal contracts need oversight, too

Almost a year after the Charbonneau Commission issued its final report on shady practices in the awarding of public contracts, the Quebec government is moving forward on its most crucial recommendation. 452 more words

Quebec Politics

Town of Jericho and CCRPC to develop Jericho Stormwater Master Plan

With funds provided by a DEC Clean Water Initiative grant and the Town of Jericho, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) has hired Watershed Consulting Associates of Burlington to develop a Stormwater Master Plan for the Town. 284 more words