Newsbrief – September 30, 2020

BRANTFORD – Brantford’s Accommodation Task Force is considering a staff report detailing recommendations that will see savings of over $21 million in the city’s 10-year capital plan, plus an estimated $1.1 million in annual operating budget savings.

At the heart of the report is a proposal for the new city hall, at 70 Dalhousie Street, be re-imagined as a centralized office for city administrative staff. Also suggested is a permanent work from home model to reduce the need for physical administrative workspace, resulting in space available for up to four additional departments to reside at the new city hall.

Students at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus won’t have to pay student U-pass fees for the first semester. At their meeting held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Brantford City Council approved amending the City’s Universal Transit Pass Agreement with Wilfrid Laurier University and Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union.

The City of Brantford is recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. City officials raised the Childhood Cancer Awareness flag at Brantford City Hall Tuesday to join communities and organizations worldwide to recognize September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The flag is white with a gold ribbon, as the colour gold has become an international symbol representing childhood cancer.

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