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Proposed 2018-2020 Budget maintains momentum to build future ready Brampton


City invites public comments. Budget deliberations begin November 27.

BRAMPTON, ON – Supporting transit growth, strengthening fire response, keeping recreational opportunities up to date, investing in a new university, and reimagining downtown public spaces; these are some highlights in the proposed 2018-2020 Budget that will help maintain momentum to build a future ready Brampton.  

The Proposed 2018-2020 Budget is now available on www.brampton.ca/budget for public review and comments. All input received will be considered during budget deliberations, with final approval by City Council in December.

Highlights of the Proposed 2018-2020 Budget

• Strengthen fire response:  Eight new and replacement fire trucks over three years; invest in fire prevention and fully centralized fire campus
• Expand transit fleet: Increase transit buses by 16% over three years, adding 31 new buses and 34 new Züm buses
• Improve post-secondary education: City investment of up to $50 million over 10 years in a university facility; up to $100 million for a joint-use centre for education, innovation and collaboration
• Reimagine Downtown: New streetscape that will bring pedestrians and cyclists together in a safe and a sustainable manner
• Enhance Recreation: STEM (Engineering and Robotic) recreation programs; expand and improve community centres in the Bramalea area

Public feedback opportunities

• Attend Budget Committee meetings at City Hall
o November 27, 28, 29 (9:30 am -10 pm)
o November 30 (3-10 pm)
• Drop in at City Hall for an informal chat with City officials
o November 27 (5:45-6:45 pm)
o November 28 (8:15-9:15 am)
• Special Council meeting for approval of budget
o December 13 (7-10 pm)
• Ask a question or provide a comment using the online contact form at www.brampton.ca/budget
• Submit your questions or comments to 311 or through social media (Facebook, Twitter)
• In addition to replying to all questions, staff will provide online video responses to the most frequently asked questions
• Submit a delegation request to attend Budget Committee or Council meetings

Your City. Your Tax Dollars. Get Involved.


Quotes

This Council is committed to ensuring an open and transparent budget process. Brampton is the second fastest-growing city in Canada and it is vital that we continue to plan and make strategic investments for a stronger future while maximizing value for our citizens.
- Mayor Linda Jeffrey

The proposed budget is the result of several months of planning and involves community input received through surveys, public engagement, events and day-to-day services. There are many opportunities for the public to ensure that the proposed budget reflects our residents’ and businesses’ ideas for Brampton’s future.
- Regional Councillor Grant Gibson, Chair of Budget Committee

 

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Brampton is thinking bigger. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here. We are moving Brampton forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 |  natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca