City Council’s starts their 2014 Operating Budget deliberations today with Board and Agency presentations.

The current 2014 tax increase projection is 1.8%.

Presenting today are: Conversation Halton, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Grand River Conservation Authority, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Hamilton Public Library, and the Hamilton Police Service.

The conservation authorities have been instructed to request 0% budget increases, the Public Library was requested to come in at 0% but is asking for 0.2%, and the Police were projected to have a 3% increase and are requesting 2.98%.

Live video starts at 9:30am.