Brampton’s Proposed 2021 Budget Outlines Big Plans

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A pop-up parkette in downtown Brampton. Pic: City of Brampton

BRAMPTON: The City of Brampton’s Proposed 2021 Budget is now available online at www.brampton.ca/budget.

The Proposed 2021 Budget aims to support the Brampton community through the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to strengthen our city for future growth, connectivity and sustainability.

Budget deliberations will begin the week of November 23 with the final Budget approval set
for 7 pm on December 9. The City welcomes public review and feedback on the Proposed 2021 Budget.

A full list of key dates for Budget Committee meetings, Budget highlights and the full Budget proposal is posted at www.brampton.ca/budget. The City’s proposal to the Budget Committee is a 0.9% property tax increase. If approved, the 2021 property tax bill will show a 0.9% property tax increase for City services, 1.4% for Region of Peel services and 0% for School Boards.

The total property tax increase would be an average of $120 per household. During Budgetdeliberations, the Committee may review scenarios for additional savings or
investments.

Highlights of the 2021 Proposed Budget

• Eight replacement buses for Brampton Transit and 40 new transit shelters to maintain fleet reliability

• Eight electric buses and four overhead chargers for Brampton Transit, to reduce our community’s carbon footprint

• $175M towards a third transit maintenance and storage facility to meet future growth

• $31M towards Capital Works projects including for roads, bridges and sidewalks

• A Fire Community Safety program, timely replacement of fire equipment; and redevelopment of a fire station

• Encouraging active living with a new accessible baseball diamond, cricket field enhancements, a new sports dome at Brampton Soccer Centre for year-round training access and revitalizing five recreational centers

• Advancing the Riverwalk project, a catalyst for urban growth, public transit and economic development

• $2.1M towards B-Hive, an incubator initiative, where international entrepreneurs can connect, collaborate and share experiences related to starting their new business in Canada

• $2.4M towards Algoma University expansion

• Developing a Sustainable Corporate Fleet Strategy and Affordable Housing Strategy

• Improving transportation and road safety technologies, including automated speed enforcement

• Strengthening the Innovation District in downtown Brampton through programming at the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Ryerson Venture Zone, Research Innovation and Commercialization Centre

• Planting 50,000 trees as part of the One Million Trees program Residents, businesses and stakeholders can review the proposed budget and provide their feedback.

• Send an email: Ask a question or provide a comment at budget@brampton.ca.

• Pick up the phone: Call 311 to provide your input.

• Delegate online: Submit a delegation request to speak at Budget Committee or the Budget approval Council meeting.

• Attend Budget Committee meetings

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