See how your Councillor voted on environmental services in the 2012 Budget in the table below.
Read more about the final debate and vote - Victory for the environment in 2012 Budget!
CouncilWatch readers know that the environment and many important City services were at stake yesterday when City Council met to adopt the 2012 Budget.
On November 29 2011, City Council approved the Toronto Water and Waste rate budgets for 2012. Fortunately, Councillors voted to keep 44 Community Environment Days, and rejected the proposal to subsidize water rates for companies that break the City's pollution regulations.
Council approves waste contract, with strict targets
TEA is committed to fighting for diversion and waste reduction across Toronto. We will work to protect the great diversion programs we've fought for over the last ten years. TEA is concerned that privatizing waste services reduces local control and puts our valuable waste diversion programs at risk.
On Monday October 25th, Toronto City Council voted 26-16 in favour of accepting the bid from Green For Life Environmental (GFL) to collect waste and recycling for all residents west of Yonge Street to the border of Etobicoke.
Read more here.
On Tuesday, September 27th, City Council voted on a complicated set of recommendations about which city services to cut, which to keep and which to revisit through the budget process in the fall. See the final decision document on the City website.
Please sign this petition below to tell City Council and the Mayor that you value the City's environmental programs and services. Programs have already been cut, and more are at risk in the 2012 Budget cuts.
The Provincial government plays a key role in keeping Ontario's energy green, our air and water clean, and in determining how our cities operate and are funded.