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. 

Your say on the City’s 2021 budget

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. 

To help inform the City’s 2021 Operating budget and ensure that the community has their say, the City is pleased to announce the launch of “Let’s Talk Brantford” – a new online engagement platform featuring more opportunities for the public to provide their feedback on the 2021 City Budget process. 

 Tell us what you think the City's 2021 budget priorities should be

What does YOUR City budget look like?

Show us how you would balance the City budget with our new, Budget Allocator tool. You can increase or decrease funding for different City service areas as you wish, but you still need to maintain a balanced budget (we are required by law to do so). For example, if you reduce spending in one area, think about where else those dollars could be spent based on what you think the City’s priorities should be. 

When completing this budget simulation, think about questions such as: Why is this service important? Do I want to change what is provided now? Will the community benefit? 

The figures in this simulation are based on the City's budget revenues and expenses in the last 2 years. Please note that certain revenue categories are fixed because those sources are not within the City’s control to change. For more information about each category/line item, please click on the information icon - i.

The results from this engagement exercise will help inform City staff and Council as the 2021 City Budget is further developed.

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2021 Proposed Operating Budgets

2021 Preliminary City of Brantford Operating Budget Summary
2021 Preliminary City of Brantford Operating Budget
2021 Preliminary Operating Budget - Local Boards

Estimates Committee Meetings
Date & TimeMeeting Information
Wednesday, February 17th 4:30 p.m. Operating Budget

Wednesday, February 24th 6:00 p.m.

Operating Budget

Monday, March 1st 6:00 p.m.

Operating Budget

Wednesday, March 3rd 6:00 p.m. 

Operating Budget

Monday, March 8th 6:00 p.m.

Operating Budget

Wednesday, March 10th 6:00 p.m. (if required)

Operating Budget

Current Year Approved Budget

Prior Years Budget