BRAMPTON, ON (December 6, 2019) – The City of Brampton’s approved Operating and Capital Budget 2019 has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
The Distinguished Budget Presentation award is the GFOA’s highest level of recognition in governmental budgeting. This is the fourth consecutive year that the City has applied for and received the award. It represents a significant achievement in financial transparency and good governance.
The City satisfied nationally recognized guidelines for an effective budget presentation in order to score this recognition. The award guidelines assess how well a budget plan serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications device.Quotes
“Planning the City Budget is a collaborative effort, involving all stakeholders in an informative, engaging and transparent manner. We owe the award for the 2019-2021 Budget to our residents and other stakeholders who helped shape the Budget to deliver a zero per cent average tax increase, a first for the City in nearly 20 years.”- Mayor Patrick Brown
“We appreciate that this award is a vote of confidence in the City's commitment to financial excellence. Along with meeting our financial reporting obligations, we strive to create a smooth, open and accountable Budget process. As we are in the midst of our 2020 Budget discussions, we are determined to continue achieving operational efficiencies to be a Well-Run City.”- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer
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