Summary: Describes possibilities to improve efficiency of civic authorities by amalgamation of departments, boards etc.
Summary: Argues there is need to reduce public expenditure.
Summary: Analysis of Board of Education structure, authority and expenditure in light of public controversy about their current level of expenditure.
Summary: Discusses emergency housing set up in the aftermath of WWII and its costs.
Summary: Metro Council's proposal to transfer local welfare services from area municipalities to Metro is seen by many as a step towards total amalgamation. It is not justified to relieve the burden of taxes on municipalities at the expense of those in need of welfare funds.
Summary: Report on a talk about the city-manager model, efficient administration and about a book about local government in Canada.
Summary: Discusses non-partisan municipal elections and their implications, especially the question of effect on voter turnout.
Summary: In light of the many challenges of overlapping jurisdiction, budgeting and efficiency of the multiple fire and police services, the Bureau recommends creating a unified body for provision in the Toronto area.
Summary: Examines recommendations proposed by The Royal Commission on Metropolitan Toronto (which evaluated the effectiveness of the existing form of metropolitan government).
Summary: Describes the desperate need for renovations in city hall.
Summary: Suggests that citizens should be engaged not only in voting but also in the selection of candidates.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout throughout the Toronto area.
Summary: Describes trends in voter turnout and issues that could increase engagement.
Summary: Encouraging citizens to vote.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout in the last elections.
Summary: The bureau states its affirmative stance on a proposal to bring in universal adult suffrage.