Friday, June 12, 2015

City of Toronto committees to review levels of service as part of multi-year planning and budgeting

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  June 12, 2015

City of Toronto committees to review levels of service as part of multi-year planning and budgeting

Committee review of the service levels provided by City programs and agencies will begin on Monday, June 15 with the Government Management Committee's review. The committee reviews are an integral part of the City's multi-year, service-based planning and budgeting process. Each of the standing committees will assess pertinent service plans to make sure they align with Council's strategic directions and will consult with the public for input in setting municipal service priorities.

Toronto residents can attend the committee meetings to learn more about the service levels proposed and can share their views by making a presentation to the committee or by submitting their comments in writing.

The agendas for each committee meeting will be made available a week before the meeting is held. More information is available at

Schedule of presentations on service levels:

Government Management Committee – June 15 
• Court Services 
• Social Development, Finance and Administration (Finance) 
• Policy, Planning, Finance and Administration 
• 311 Toronto 
• Facilities Management and Real Estate 
• Finance and Administration 
• Fleet Services 
• Information and Technology 
• Office of the Treasurer

Public Works and Infrastructure Committee – June 17 
• Engineering and Construction Services 
• Transportation Services 
• Solid Waste Management Services 
• Toronto Water

Planning and Growth Management Committee – June 18 
• City Planning 
• Toronto Building

Parks and Environment Committee – June 22 
• Parks, Forestry and Recreation (review of parks and forestry) 
• Environment and Energy

Economic Development Committee – June 23 
• Economic Development and Culture 
• Social Development, Finance and Administration (Employment) 
• Toronto Employment and Social Services (Employment)

Community Development and Recreation – June 24 
• Children's Services 
• Long-Term Care Homes & Services 
• Parks, Forestry and Recreation (review of recreation) 
• Shelter, Support and Housing Administration 
• Social Development, Finance and Administration (Policy) 
• Toronto Paramedic Services 
• Fire Services

Licensing and Standards Committee – June 25 
• Municipal Licensing and Standards

Executive Committee – June 30
• Affordable Housing Office
• Office of the Chief Financial Officer
• City Manager's Office
• City Clerk's Office
• Legal Services
• Exhibition Place
• Toronto Police Service
• Toronto Public Health
• Toronto Public Library
• Toronto Transit Commission
• Toronto Zoo
• Toronto Parking Authority

Recommendations from the service level reviews will be forwarded to the Budget Committee, which will review these recommended service changes and their financial impacts. These recommended service level changes, along with budgetary guidelines, will be used by City programs, agencies, the Budget Committee and Executive Committee to establish the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets and Plans.

More information is available at

This news release is also available on the City's website:

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Media contact: Paula Chung, Strategic Communications, 416-392-1649,

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