Simcoe County's inaugural foray into regional public transit was 24 per
cent ahead of ridership projections after three months in service,
according to the first update presented to councillors Tuesday morning.
Doug Ford's provincial government tabled its first fiscal update since
taking office this afternoon offering a mix of tax cut measures,
expanded hours to sell alcohol, and lifting rent controls on new rental
units as its strategy to boost supply.
Simcoe County's first ever homeless enumeration project conducted last
spring identified a total of 697 people who experienced homelessness on
April 24, 2018, according to the 163 page report presented to County
councillors yesterday morning.
Simcoe County's 2019 draft budget proposes to spend $430 million in
operating expenditures and $120 million in capital, that will require
approximately $169 million in taxes from its 16 member municipalities,
an increase of about $9.7 million or 6.1 per cent over last year.
12 - A planning public meeting is scheduled for 7 pm
night in Alliston to deal with an application from Tottenham Mall for
site specific zoning bylaw amendments to permit a fitness centre in the
former LCBO location and a Montessori School.