Brampton City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve the city’s budget and deliver a zero
It won’t mean there’s no increase for your tax bill, though. While there’s a zero
The City says the zero
“This council is proud to present its first budget with no increase in taxes on the city portion without compromising on delivering high-quality programs and services. We are making major investments in transit and creating opportunities for economic growth,” says Mayor Patrick Brown.
Transit and infrastructure investments are a big part of the budget. It includes an overall 3% increase in funds to these types of projects. It will result in a 16
Other budget items include funds towards marketing Brampton on the global market, improving fire services, improving community safety, and more.
Residents and businesses in the city are breathing a sigh of relief after years of steep increases. “Brampton businesses were clear in their expectations for the 2019 budget and those concerns were not only heard but acted upon,” said Todd Letts, CEO of the Brampton Board of Trade. “We look forward to working with council beginning this summer on the 2020 budget process to ensure taxes continue to be spent wisely and in ways that help grow our community and our economy.”
Find out more about the 2019-2020 budget here.