Sliding Scale - Coming to SPC on Community & Protective Services
On Wednesday, July 6th the Standing Policy Committee on Community & Protective Services will be reviewing 'Options For Sliding Scale Implementation' (CPS2016-0494). City Administration will be bringing forward their first update on Council's direction from September 2015 related to the implementation of a sliding scale for certain city services.
Gian-Carlo has been a huge supporter of the sliding scale concept.
We know that many people who may be above the Federal Government's Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) may still need additional help through subsidies, particularly many of our seniors. Increasing subsidies for people who are at or below LICO is also extremely important.
Council would like to, through the sliding scale, both increase subsidies for people at or below LICO and cast a wider net by looking at 130% above LICO and creating diminishing subsidies for people within that range.
If you would like to speak to this issue, please join Gian-Carlo on Wednesday, July 6th at 9:30am in the Engineering Traditions Committee Room at Historic City Hall.