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2.9 per cent overall property tax increase proposed


Budget 2016 final approval on December 9 at Special Council meeting
 
BRAMPTON, ON: Budget 2016 is underway and the City of Brampton Budget Committee is in the process of reviewing a proposed 2.9 per cent overall property tax increase. This includes the Region’s proposed property tax increase of 0.7 per cent and no tax increase by the Province (school boards).
 
The overall impact of this budget on property tax in 2016 translates into an increase of approximately $123 for an average residential home assessed at $398,000. The proposed tax increase is in line with inflation and the Consumer Price Index for 2014. Final approval of the budget will take place at a Special Council Meeting on December 9 at 7 pm in Council Chambers
 
Budget 2016 process included an extensive public engagement undertaking, along with several Council workshops. Based on the feedback received, the proposed budget focuses on the following priorities:
 
· Maintaining Service Levels
· Investing in Infrastructure
· Enhancing Core Services with a focus on Transit
 
For more information on Budget 2016 go to www.brampton.ca/budget, follow us on Twitter @CityBrampton or call 311.
 
About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-of-the-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca