Councillor Hill provided the following Notice of Motion at the City Council Budget meeting held on November 29, 2021:
'Whereas, transparency and accountability regarding budget implementation, are important to City Council, the administration and the public;
Whereas, the accounting and finance professionals within the administration have gone through extensive measures to calculate each business line in the annual budget;
Whereas, those calculations factor in related revenue and operating expenses for each business line;
Whereas, in preparation for budget deliberations, the administrative team, including senior management for each department, have reviewed in depth and approved, with recommendations, each business line;
Whereas, members of City Council reviewed and considered all of these administrative reports and supporting materials on each business line in preparation for, and during budget deliberations;
Whereas, during budget deliberations, members of City Council made decisions based on the detailed material presented with the expectation that the resources and expenses are allocated, throughout the year, as approved;
Therefore be it resolved, that the administration report twice a year, on all occurrences when revenue and/or expenses are adjusted/moved from one business line to another, with an explanation why and noting if the adjustment is temporary or permanent in nature.'