Have your say on the 2023 Brampton budget


Published February 3, 2023 at 11:30 am

The City of Brampton wants to hear from residents to help identify priorities for the 2023 budget.

Brampton’s annual budget deliberations are set to begin later this month and the City will be holding town halls and roundtables to get input on the budget from Brampton residents and businesses.

Public budget engagement starts next Tuesday (Feb. 7) with a Tele Town Hall. Residents can register for the call-in event to share their budget priorities with the City, ask questions of staff, and offer ideas to budget chair Mayor Patrick Brown and vice chair Coun. Paul Vicente.

Residents will also be able to connect with the City at Ward Coffee Chats the week of Feb. 17, a virtual Business Roundtable on Feb. 23, and a second Telephone Town Hall on Feb. 25. You can find details on future events by visiting www.brampton.ca/budget.

The proposed budget will be posted on the City’s website on Feb. 15. Deliberations will begin on Feb.  27 with budget approval planned for March 8.

Peel Regional Council approved a 2.8 per cent hike in its budget on Feb. 2. For a typical residential property this will mean an annual increase of $144 for the regional portion of property tax bills.  Typical is defined as a home assessed at $578,600.

The increase for a typical commercial property is $255 for a small business valued at $641,900.

The average home in the Region of Peel will also see an increase to their utility bill of 16 cents per day (or $58 per year), while the average commercial/industrial property will see an increase of 42 cents per day (or $152 per year), the Region of Peel said in a press release.

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