Property taxes and utility bills to increases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon under proposed 2022 Region of Peel budget

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Published November 15, 2021 at 3:26 pm

The Region of Peel has released its proposed annual budget which includes property tax increases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

According to the Region, the proposed budget for 2022 comes in at $3.8 billion. Some $2.7 billion would go towards operating costs with another $1.1 billion slated for capital investments.

If approved, the budget would see property taxes go up 1.6 percent which translates to an annual increase of $78 for residential properties, and $139 for small businesses.

The typical home would also see an increase to utility bills of $47 per year, while small businesses would see an annual increase of $118.

Regional Council will begin hearing budget presentations on Nov. 25, with deliberations scheduled for Dec. 9 and Dec. 16.

Some of the budget highlights include subsidies and resources for 74 additional Housing units, funds for 26 additional Peel Regional Police officers, $33 million in reserve contributions to sustain Region infrastructure.

The Region said the proposed budget was still being finalized during the 4th wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

More than $367 million in COVID-19 funding has already been secured from other orders of government over the last two years, including $44.78 million in additional one-time funding to Peel Public Health (PPH) just last week.

“While it’s not known what the future of mass vaccination will be, we know that additional staffing and resources need to be in place to sustain the emergency response to support the Peel community as it transitions towards recovery,” the Region said in a release.

Region services and their projected budgets for 2022 were broken own into three main categories – “Living,” “Thriving” and “Leading.”

Living:

$943 million (operating) and $162 million (capital) for:

  • Adult Day.
  • Child Care.
  • Community Investment.
  • Employment Support.
  • Homelessness Support.
  • Housing Support.
  • Income Support.
  • Long Term Care.
  • Paramedics.
  • TransHelp.

Thriving:

$1.62 billion (operating) $929 million (capital):

  • Chronic Disease Prevention.
  • Early Growth and Development.
  • Heritage, Arts and Culture.
  • Infectious Disease Prevention.
  • Land Use Planning.
  • Roads and Transportation.
  • Waste Management.
  • Wastewater.
  • Water Supply.

Leading:

$169 million (operating) $32 million (capital):

  • Enterprise Programs and Services.
  • Corporate Services.
  • Service Excellence and Innovation.
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