The City of Brampton recently released its Proposed 2020 Budget, which outlined priorities for the upcoming year.
With Brampton’s 2020 Budget deliberations now underway, the city continues to invite residents, businesses and stakeholders to provide feedback.
The budget, which supports Term of Council priorities, advancing Brampton as a Well-Run City, a Green City, a Healthy and Safe City, a City of Opportunity and a diverse Mosaic is available for viewing online.
Brampton’s baseline proposal to the Budget Committee is a 1.2 per cent net budget increase for 2020.
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If approval is gained, it would result in a Brampton property tax increase of 0.5 per cent.
This is equivalent to an average of $27 per household, to fund the city’s 2020 Budget.
On their property tax bill, taxpayers will see a total tax increase of 1.8 per cent or an average of $91 per household. This is a combined total, including the City of Brampton’s 0.5 per cent, the Region of Peel and Peel District School Board.
Throughout Budget deliberations, the Committee may also review scenarios for additional efficiencies or investments.
Budget Committee meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 20, from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Delegations for the public are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. and budget approval will take place at a Special Council Meeting on February 26, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Key highlights of the 2020 Budget proposal include budgets for the purchase of new busses, city roads and transportation paths, sportsfields, photo radar, LED streetlights and more.
A breakdown of the highlights include $136M over three years for the purchase of 120 new buses: 88 for growth and 32 replacement buses for aging fleet, $41M for updates to City roads and active transportation paths to move people in safer ways that reflect our commitment to being a Green City, $9.8M over three years to improve sports fields, trails and playgrounds at local City parks and more.
Feedback can be provided by email, telephone, the new Brampton 311 app, a Telephone Town Hall or in person by attending a meeting.
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