Councillors say T.O. newsletter a waste of money

CTV Toronto 11/07/2008 09:24
'Our Toronto' is a new quarterly publication that will be delivered to Torontonians.

'Our Toronto' is a new quarterly publication that will be delivered to Torontonians.


Torontonians will receive a quarterly newsletter featuring the city's services and new initiatives, Mayor David Miller announced Thursday. But some councillors say the newsletter is not worth the hefty price tag.



"Our Toronto" will cost taxpayers close to $850,000 a year. It will replace three other city-wide publications and will also be available online.

About a million homes and apartments will receive the newsletter, which is printed on recyclable paper.

"Our Toronto is a new means for the city to offer information to Torontonians about programs and services available to them," Miller said at a news conference Thursday.

Coun. Joe Mihevc said the plan is a good idea. He shot down criticism from some of his colleagues who said the city should save money by emailing the newsletter to residents. He said delivering a hard copy of the paper is important as many people in the city don't have regular access to a computer.


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