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Brampton welcoming community feedback on City’s Proposed 2021 Budget

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Brampton welcoming community feedback on City’s Proposed 2021 Budget

The City of Brampton has released its Proposed 2021 Budget, which aims to support the community through the COVID-19 pandemic as well as strengthens the city for future growth, connectivity and sustainability.

The City’s proposal to the Budget Committee is a 0.9% property tax increase to deliver existing City programs and services, maintain infrastructure and prepare for future growth.

If approved, the 2021 property tax bill will show a 0.9% property tax increase for City services, 1.4% for Region of Peel services and 0% for School Boards.

The total property tax increase would be an average of $120 per household.

Budget deliberations will begin the week of November 23 and the final Budget approval is set for December 9 at 7:00 pm, where the Committee may review scenarios for additional savings or investments.

The City is also currently welcoming feedback from the community on the Proposed 2021 Budget.

Some highlights from the budget include eight replacement buses for Brampton Transit, 40 new transit shelters, eight electric buses, four overhead chargers for Brampton Transit, $175M towards a third transit maintenance and storage facility and $31M towards Capital Works projects including for roads, bridges and sidewalks.

Additionally, it includes a Fire Community Safety program, timely replacement of fire equipment, the redevelopment of a fire station, advancing the Riverwalk project,  $2.4M towards Algoma University, developing a Sustainable Corporate Fleet Strategy and Affordable Housing Strategy, strengthening the Innovation District in downtown Brampton, planting 50,000 trees as part of the One Million Trees program and more.

The City of Brampton’s Proposed 2021 Budget is available online at www.brampton.ca/budget.

To provide feedback, residents, businesses and stakeholders may send an email, make a phone call to 311, join a Telephone Town Hall, delegate online or attend Budget Committee meetings.

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