Halton Regional Council approves direction to maintain low tax increases


Published July 27, 2022 at 4:10 pm

Regional Council recently approved Halton Region’s Budget Directions Report that will help keep taxes at or below the rate of inflation in 2023.

The report will invest in programs and services that meet the needs of the community and prioritizes to ensure the property tax rate increase is targeted not to exceed 3 per cent and the water and wastewater rate increase is targeted not to exceed 4.1 per cent.

“Halton Region has maintained a strong financial position throughout the challenges of COVID-19 and through the pandemic recovery,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“This ultimately positions the Region to minimize the financial impacts on residents and businesses while delivering high-quality programs and services that support the health and well-being of all members of the Halton community.”

For more than two decades, Halton has maintained a proven track record in delivering, maintaining and enhancing services while keeping tax increases low.

This has been done by identifying savings and opportunities for reallocation of resources.

The key priorities for the 2023 budget include public health, waste management, road operations, housing services, services for seniors, employment and social services, paramedic services, children’s services and a digital strategy.

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