The town of Brampton has just laid off 25 "managers."
Who and what their roles were in the managerial hierarchy isn't clear. What is apparently clear is that the town will save $2 million a year. On a strictly mathematical basis that's $80,000 per head.
What could Aurora do along this line?
Can we ask? Can we find out?
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 8 September 2016 at 19:24
Brampton's population was forecast for 2016 to be 756,000. It has been a city since 1974. The operating budget in 2016 was $ 607 million.
Brampton is not a comparator with Aurora .
Aurora is a fraction of the size and a large percentage of our urban area has been transferred from private to public ownership so potential for revenue shrinks even more.
No good planning is involved and certainly no advantage to the municipality's economy.
Our population is a tenth of Brampton's and the budget is about the same factor.
The question can certainly be asked. Relevant answers are unlikely.
A reduction of managers will not realise immediate savings to Brampton.
Redundant employees are entitled to severance packages. Rule of thumb is a month's wages for each year of employment. Twenty-four years of employment would mean two years salary.
The municipality would have the expense without return.
Savings from space,furnishings, equipment for each employee are not realized. The expenditure is not recoverable.
Vacation time, sick time, maternity leave, statutory holidays, birthdays, compassionate leave, benefit and pension plans and mat leave replacement are ancillary cost. Maternity leave can be taken by
2016 is the second of a four year term. Cutting payroll costs may look good in campaign literature.
With a budget like Brampton, it's meaningless.
Brampton had a 1.2% increase in 2016/ 2018 tax period.
According to news reports, Aurora is considering 4% in 2017.