Brampton’s proposed budget for 2022 includes 2.7 per cent increase to property taxes

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Published November 11, 2021 at 2:01 pm

The City of Brampton has released its proposed budget for 2022, which is centred on sustainability, growth opportunities, and resiliency.

In order to fund programs and services, the City is proposing a 2.7 per cent property tax increase, which would result in an average increase of $142 per household.

Additionally, the budget includes $53.2 million for new construction of recreational facilities, including a youth hub and Sports Hall of Fame, as well as $4.6 million for new or enhanced neighbourhood parks, upgraded pathways, sports fields, playgrounds, and trails.

The budget also includes $13.4 million for downtown Brampton revitalization initiatives, and $20 million to prepare for the construction of the Centre for Innovation.

In order to improve public transit, $19 million has been allocated for new buses, the majority of which will be electric.

Further, the City has allocated $22.6 million for road resurfacing, reconstruction, and other infrastructure improvements.

A Tele Town Hall is scheduled for November 16, during which residents and businesses can provide input and feedback on the proposed budget.

Deliberations will begin on November 29, 2021, with final Budget approval is set for December 8.

“Brampton’s Proposed 2022 Budget is centred on financial sustainability and resiliency, aligned with Term of Council Priorities. As a progressive city with a bold vision, we aim to create opportunities as we recover from the pandemic, maintain the City facilities, public spaces, programs and services that contribute to our residents’ quality of life, and enhance the areas in our community that contribute to a healthier lifestyle,” Mayor Patrick Brown said in a news release.

“The City is committed to an open and transparent budget process, and encourages residents to get involved and have their say,” he continued.

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