Your City Budget

The City of Brantford recognizes that municipal budget decisions have a profound impact on the daily lives of residents. From garbage collection, to public transit, to the safety of our neighbourhoods, budgets sit at the heart of residents’ quality of life and the community’s future development. 

 Brantford City Council adopts 2019 City Budget 

At the beginning of the Estimates Process in January 2019, the tax increase starting point for the average residential property was 5.54%. Following several months of meetings, direction from Estimates Committee members, recommendations from staff and a comprehensive review of the City’s 7,500 line item budget, on April 2, 2019, City Council adopted the 2019 City Budget resulting in a 2.29% tax increase to the average residential property, which is less than the past 10 year average residential tax increase of 2.61%.

Your say on the City’s 2019 budget

Throughout the 2019 Budget Estimates Process, residents were invited to provide input on the City budget through a series of options including a public survey, a Budget Town Hall, and by attending any of the eight public meetings of the Estimates Committee. Meaningful and effective public engagement improves the quality of decisions made, facilitates citizen understanding of issues and government processes, fosters respect for the views of others, and increases support, understanding and ownership of decisions made.

Our thanks to all who took part in the City’s 2019 Budget Priorities Survey and those who attended the Budget Priorities Town Hall. We are pleased to share a summary of the public engagement campaign that helped inform deliberations of the Estimates Committee over the last two months. 

We are pleased to provide a Summary of the Approved Budget Adjustments as well as the Final 2019 Budget Worksheet approved by Brantford City Council. 

Below are the original draft budgets that were considered by the Estimates Committee as part of the 2019 City Budget development process.

Draft 2019 Operating Budget considered by Estimates Committee 

Draft 10 Year Capital Plan considered by Estimates Committee