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The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating. Many have lost their jobs. Local small businesses are shuttered. Residents are unable to work and cannot afford to pay their rent or mortgages. Many will be unable to pay their rising property taxes. Credit card debt is the only way for some to put food on the table. We have a financial crisis. Have Cobourg’s bureaucrats eliminated unnecessary expenses to keep more money in the pockets of residents? No, they want Council to approve a budget that spends more than in any previous year. Consider some of the spending in their proposed budget:

These are just a few of the planned expenses. If you are concerned or have questions about these and hundreds of other expenditures, ask our Mayor and Councillors. Their phone numbers are at https://www.cobourg.ca/en/council-members.aspx

Ken Strauss
Cobourg Resident