Public Encouraged to Attend 2015 Municipal Budget Meetings 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Charlene Touzel 
Phone: 519-759-4222 

The City of Brantford has finalized key dates for the 2015 budget timetable and encourages community attendance and involvement during the process. Meetings of the Estimates Committee to consider the City of Brantford’s 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets will be held twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Council Chambers, City Hall, beginning Tuesday, January 6, until Tuesday, February 10 (excluding Tuesday, January 13, and Thursday, January 29). 

Throughout this six-week period, Council will discuss the operations and capital projects for all Commissions and departments. The first evening of meetings on January 6 will also include budget presentations from the John Noble Home, Library, Brant County Health Unit, Ambulance, Fire and Police. This process is intended to provide a transparent and open opportunity for the community to attend each session and a meeting on January 15, 2015 dedicated to providing an exclusive opportunity for public input.

Have Your Voice be Heard

In addition to encouraging public attendance throughout the budget process, Council invites submissions by residents and special interest groups who wish to appear as a delegation to provide input into the process at the Thursday, January 15, meeting. To participate, a Delegation Request Form must be submitted by 9:00 am on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Click for more information about the delegation process, or pick up a Delegation Request Form in the City Clerk’s Department, Brantford City Hall during regular business hours.

The City encourages all citizens and organizations to come forward during the Estimates process to identify and speak to community needs though specific requests for municipal funding will not be considered by the Estimates Committee at this time. Requests for funding must be processed through the Brant Community Foundation. Click for more information about the City of Brantford grant process.

Meeting Dates & Agendas
Date of Meeting Time Agenda Items
Tuesday, January 6 4:30 p.m. Budget Overview and Presentations regarding the budgets for Public Health, Safety & Social Services, John Noble Home, Library, Brant County Health Unit, Ambulance, Fire and Police
Thursday, January 8 4:30 p.m. Presentations regarding the budgets for Corporate Services, Mayor, Members of Council, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Community Services and Public Works
Thursday, January 15 4:30 p.m. Public Delegations regarding the 2015 Municipal Budget
Thursday, January 15 6:00 p.m. Capital Budget
Tuesday, January 20 4:30 p.m. Capital Budget
Thursday, January 22 4:30 p.m. Operating Budget
Tuesday, January 27 4:30 p.m. Operating Budget
Tuesday, February 3 4:30 p.m. Operating Budget
Thursday, February 5 4:30 p.m. Operating Budget
Tuesday, February 10 4:30 p.m. Operating Budget

The following documents are also available and in hard copy for public viewing in the Office of the City Clerk, Brantford City Hall and the main branch of the Brantford Public Library during regular business hours:

For accessible versions of the 2015 budget documents, more information throughout the 2015 budget process or to learn how you can become involved, please contact City Hall at 519-759-4222, ext. 2231.