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Understanding the Commons

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Understanding the Commons

Setup: 17-Dec-2012 [8174]

• To support the facilities for Torontonians, lots of work goes into creating ideas and organizing staff, volunteers and money.

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·1· A better taxonomy for the Toronto Operating Budget
Based on 2015 Operating Budget Summary

direct link (BetterCityBudgetTaxonomyFebruary2015.pdf)

·3· Financial View
Where the money goes

Citywide, in parks, and the example of Ward 18

·4· Elinor Ostrom

Governing the commons theorist, particularly dealing with conflict

·5· The Legal and Regulatory Framework
Laws, Regulations, Policies, Enforcement and Justice

There's a TON of great reference material in here that we have hardly begun to sort through.

·8· Courts

Much of how we relate to each other is revealed in our courts (and justice) system. See Nils Christie's paper "Conflicts as Property" for some insight.

City of Toronto Financial Trends

Apparently overall city costs, employee pay, and user charges have all gone up in the 40% range in real costs (inflation adjusted dollars) from 2001 - 2011, after amalgamation.

PFR Financial Trends

Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation budget has been rising steadily (and substantially) whether in absolute or inflation-adjusted terms. The question is: why?

Picture Albums

Thousands of pictures spanning a decade or more

Understanding the Toronto Budget (2013) - Summary

This analysis of Toronto's top-level budget items takes a natural functional view of what City Government does for its people.

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