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Brampton’s Proposed 2022 Budget centred on sustainability, growth opportunities and a resilient future


​BRAMPTON, ON (November 8, 2021) – The City of Brampton’s Proposed 2022 Budget is now available online. The Proposed 2022 Budget supports Term of Council priorities, and is centred on sustainability, growth opportunities and resiliency as the City continues to navigate and moves forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. Budget deliberations will begin on November 29, 2021, with final Budget approval set for December 8.
 
A full list of key dates for Budget Committee meetings, Budget highlights, and the full Budget proposal are available on the City website. The City welcomes public review and feedback on the Proposed 2022 Budget. 
 
To deliver existing City programs and services, keep infrastructure at sustainable levels and prepare for future growth, the City’s proposal to the Budget Committee is a 2.7 per cent property tax increase. If approved, the 2022 property tax bill will show a 1.3 per cent property tax increase for City services, 1.5 per cent for Region of Peel services and 0 per cent for School Boards. The total property tax increase would be an average of $142 per household. (amounts and percentages may not add to totals due to rounding of figures)

During Budget deliberations, various opportunities will be presented to increase or decrease the proposed tax levy, including a potential hospital levy. 
 
Key highlights of the 2022 Budget proposal

  • $53.2M for new construction of recreational facilities, including a youth hub and Sports Hall of Fame. 
  • $4.6M for new or enhanced neighbourhood parks, upgraded pathways, sports fields, playgrounds, and trails.
  • $9.1M over three years for boosting education, employment, and business growth opportunities in downtown Brampton; $13.4M for downtown Brampton revitalization initiatives; and $20M to prepare for the construction of the Centre for Innovation.
  • $19M for new buses; majority of which will be electric;  $17M for Züm service expansion on Chinguacousy Road corridor ($3.3M in 2022)
  • $22.6M for roads resurfacing, reconstruction and other improvements
  • $100M over three years for Riverwalk project ($9.3M in 2022) for flood mitigation and unlocking of economic potential
  • Internship and Co-op programs for Black and Indigenous youth; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan for Brampton Library
  • Eight new Automated Speed Enforcement cameras for safer roads

Have your say
The City encourages residents, businesses and stakeholders to review the proposed budget and provide your feedback in any of the following ways:

  • Send an email: Ask a question or provide a comment at budget@brampton.ca
  • Pick up the phone: Call 311 to provide your input.
  • Join an engagement opportunity: Businesses can attend a virtual engagement on November 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Residents can participate in a Tele Town Hall on November 16 from 6:45 to 8:15 pm, where a random selection of phone numbers will be called. To register for these engagements, visit www.brampton.ca/budget
  • Delegate: Submit a delegation request to speak at Budget Committee or the Budget approval Council meeting. 
  • Participate: ask questions related to that day’s agenda as part of the public question period at the end of a Budget Committee meeting.

Quotes

“Brampton’s Proposed 2022 Budget is centred on financial sustainability and resiliency, aligned with Term of Council Priorities. As a progressive city with a bold vision, we aim to create opportunities as we recover from the pandemic, maintain the City facilities, public spaces, programs and services that contribute to our residents’ quality of life, and enhance the areas in our community that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. The City is committed to an open and transparent budget process, and encourages residents to get involved and have their say.”
David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

“As a Well-Run City, Brampton is financially strong and focused on economic resilience and sustainable investments to emerge from the pandemic and shape the future of our growing community.  Planning Brampton’s budget during an ongoing pandemic, the City has remained fiscally prudent, and continues to explore all opportunities for future financial sustainability. The Proposed Budget is a starting point for further input, discussions and prioritization. Residents are invited to provide their feedback through the many engagement opportunities available.”
-  Nash Damer, Treasurer, City of Brampton

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Megan Ball
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2143 | megan.ball@brampton.ca