Friday, March 24, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Grant cuts could cost city $1.6 million this year

City manager says city was “blindsided” as provincial government didn’t consult with the city
Lisa Goudy/Times-Herald
City manager Matt Noble in his office on March 24, 2017.

By Lisa Goudy

Preliminary calculations show the City of Moose Jaw’s finances could be short by $1.59 million this year because of provincial budget cuts.

“This is out of the blue. It’s a total blindside,” said city manager Matt Noble.  “These are still preliminary numbers because (the government) never consulted with us. There was no consultation on these reductions with the cities who have been severely impacted by this download."

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