Summary: Call for contributions to support the Bureau's work of promoting active citizenship and better government.
Summary: Pointing to the legitimacy and authority problems that arise from the council members' hope to establish a municipal corporation.
Summary: Demonstrates progress in voter turnout in 1948 elections and suggests strategies to further engage citizens going forward.
Summary: Describes the need for fair reassessment of private and business property tax rates, and a better functioning Board of Control.
Summary: Analysis of problems in 1934 budget such as lack of balance and misrepresented opinion of expert consultant.
Summary: Considers the role of the Board of Assessors responsible for re-examining tax properties in the city.
Summary: Objection to the planned construction of Mt. Pleasant Bridge due to the municipality's deficit, claiming that such decisions should be part of a comprehensive plan and not made individually.
Summary: Argues that coordination is needed between the different councils, either by amalgamation or by creating a County Council.
Summary: Consideration of constitutional changes regarding number of aldermen and election date.
Summary: Encouraging citizens to vote, and warning against citizen apathy.
Summary: Suggests the ability of citizens to influence government at the local level. Emphasizes the importance of active local representative instiutions.
Summary: Discusses the importance of leaving elementary and secondary education under the same roof.
Summary: Argues that amalgamation of related departments under one auspice would be beneficial to the city, and should be done when an opportunity such as the retirement of a head of department occurs.
Summary: Issues for upcoming elections, including: length of term, building Regent Park, building a Civic Square, and dining and liquor licencing.
Summary: Recommends that consultant reports on major financial issues should be made available in a comprehensive form, and that the public be kept informed on the capital costs of the Rapid Transit plan.
Summary: Argues that the planned appointment of the mayor as coordinator of civic services, an executive managerial role, is politically and practically problematic
Summary: Opposition to income tax hike that could cause tax flight and impose uneven burdens on different municipalities and between provinces.
Summary: New council should be given full legitimacy to make decisions based on budget estimated, but have been forced into merely implementing education decisions of old council.
Summary: Queries as to the wisdom of converting the Exhibition grounds into a horse-race track. Suggests that affecting economies in city services could be of greater benefit to city revenue.
Summary: This publication advocates a staggered 2-year council term.
Summary: Analysis of voting patterns and discussion of the need to keep families within municipal boundaries and prevent sprawl.
Summary: Suggests that the expected tax increase due to spending costs and debt would be a mistake at a time of war.
Summary: Newsletter discussing summer recreation, general spending and taxation and suggesting two-year staggered term in city council instead of annual elections.
Summary: Discusses the taxation of governmentally owned public utilities and crown companies, and increased structural efficiency in the municipality.
Summary: Objection to changing the fiscal year cycle from December 31 to December 15, which is related to the plan to change the election date to mid-December.
Summary: Argues that Toronto's spending needs are manageable with current taxation levels if greater efficiency is achieved.
Summary: A call to citizens to come vote due to the important issues on the table relating to the city's finances.
Summary: Notice of the retirement of Dr. Horace L. Brittain as managing director and secretary. Mr. Hardy is his replacement.
Summary: Suggests that the current highest taxes in the history of the city are a result of not following the Bureau's advice in 1933.
Summary: Describes equitable means of effecting salary and wage reductions so as to increase city revenue by applying reductions on restored salary schedules.