March 6, 2014
City Budget, 2014
After many meetings and much deliberation, Council has finished the budget process for 2014 with a unanimous vote at both Committee and Council to support the city’s operating budget for 2014.
February 13, 2014
Appeared in the Burlington Post, Feb. 12, 2014
It is that time of the year: winter stubbornly takes its firm, but final grip before giving rise to spring; we begin to collect and organize documents for our personal tax returns; and budget season is here. February may be short on days, but it is a landmark month each year.
Essentially, budgets are road maps. Whether for government, companies, non-profit organizations, or even families, budgets allow us to evaluate prior assumptions, projections and decisions – after “life happened”. Budgets are also opportunities to look ahead and make adjustments and decisions based on new information and priorities.
Embedded in the city’s budget are our hopes and aspirations for Burlington, balanced with fiscal pressures that originate from within our boundaries and beyond. This is especially true as the federal and provincial governments continue to make cuts and shift responsibilities to municipalities. Continue reading
February 7, 2014
Information on the most recent standing Committee meetings is available online, including agendas, minutes and videos.
Our next Council meeting is on February 18 where we will be considering the Proposed Capital Budget.
On February 18th, Council will vote on approving the Proposed Capital Budget for 2014. Immediately after, we will begin our review of the proposed 2014 Current operating budget at the Community and Corporate Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. on February 20, 2014. A special Council meeting will be held immediately following the Committee meeting to approve the Current budget.
On January 29th, we held an interactive workshop about the city’s 2014 current and capital budgets. We had a great turn out at this meeting. Participants had the opportunity to discuss service choices, infrastructure, and the long-term financial plan while learning more about the city’s 2014 current and capital budgets and the impact the budget will have on 2014 property taxes.
March 19, 2013
On March 18, City Council approved the City’s 2013 operating budget. We approved a 3.46 % tax rate increase plus a further 1% increase in the levy for the redevelopment of Joseph Brant Hospital.
Combined with the Regional portion and the education portion of the property tax bill, the overall property tax rate increase is 2.07 %.
This year’s budget includes:
Local Matters with Mark Carr, TV Cogeco, March 15, 2013
Mark Carr interviewed Mayor Goldring about the 2013 City Budget and the budget process on March 15, 2013. The full episode will air Monday March 18th at 9:00pm on ch. 700.
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