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Budget sessions will offer a look at City of Peterborough’s path forward

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Approving a budget is the biggest event in the annual cycle of city council business.

The $282-million operating budget Peterborough city council is about to consider carries even more weight than usual. A newly elected council will be looking at a spending plan drafted under the guidance of the council it replaced.

And this council is headed by a new and much younger mayor, has several new, more liberal councillors and was elected on a general community perception that it would be more progressive.

That suggests the budget could undergo more than the usual amount of change when it is poked and prodded during several nights of debate beginning Monday.

Homeowners are most interested in the tax increase they will face.

The current proposal is for a 2.5-per-cent tax hike, which is roughly in line with........

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