Council and staff are in the process of reviewing the proposed Operating and Capital budgets for 2017. Each year as part of the budget process, choices must be made to balance the needs and wants within the municipality. The draft budget is focused on delivering initiatives in the city's new Strategic Plan as well as maintaining existing service levels and planning for infrastructure renewal.
Two surveys were issued over the summer and over 700 residents provided input into how and when they would like to be involved with the budget process.
The results of this online engagement was presented to the Community and Corporate Services Committee on Dec. 8, 2016.
The city hosted a meeting to inform the public on the draft 2017 budget Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Haber Recreation Center, 3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.
Thank you to those who attended and asked questions.
The Financial Overview of the 2017 Proposed Capital Budget and Forecast was presented to the Community and Corporate Services Committee on Nov. 21.
Committee reviewed and approved the proposed capital budget on Dec. 8. There were no changes to the proposed Capital Budget Book.
The Financial Overview of the 2017 Proposed Operating Budget was presented to the Community and Corporate Services Committee on Dec. 8, 2016. The Committee will hear delegations on the proposed Operating Budget on Jan. 16, 2017 and review and approve the proposed Operating Budget on Jan. 19, 2017.
On July 11, 2016, the 2017 Budget Framework report (F-14-16) was presented to Committee. The report was presented to provide an understanding of the parameters upon which staff will prepare the 2017 Budget. It highlights the budget drivers that will impact the 2017 Budget and outlines the principles that have been recognized by this Council as important policy decisions.
Watch the webcast of the staff overview of the 2017 Budget Framework.
Read Your 2017 Municipal Tax Dollars at Work brochure.
|City of Burlington's 2016 Budget|
|Burlington, Ont. - Jan. 26, 2016 -The City of Burlington has approved the 2016 operating budget with a 3.14 per cent increase in the city's portion of property taxes, which will result in an overall property tax increase of two per cent when combined with Halton Region and the boards of education, or $17.10 per $100,000 of home assessment value.
Highlights of the approved budget include:
2016 Budget Presentation
The 2016 Proposed Budget, Operating Budget report [F-47-15] and Capital Budget report [F-49-15], for the City of Burlington was presented to Council and the Public on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 in the City of Burlington Council Chambers. Watch the staff presentation of 2016 Proposed Budget.
2016 Budget Review & Approval
Delegations for the 2016 Operating Budget were heard by the C&CS Committee on Jan. 19, 2016 [F-47-15-2]. Review and discussion by the C&CS Committee of the 2016 Operating Budget occured and Jan. 20, 2016 [webcast]. The 2016 Operating Budget was approved on Jan. 25, 2016 [Council No. 1-16].
The approved Operating and Capital Budget books are posted as an inaccessible PDF document. If you wish to request this document in alternative format or with communication supports, please submit an Accessible Document and Communication Request Form.
In partnership with Socrata, the City of Burlington has launched Open Budget, an e-Government Open Data pilot project to allow for visualization and exploration of the Capital and Operating Budgets. Open Budget is an application intended to drive greater government accountability and financial transparency. Open Budget is designed for quick deployment and citizen empowerment. The charts, graphs, and images are attractive, navigable, and easy to understand.