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 2020 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. 

Our thanks to all who took time out to complete the 2020 Budget Priorities Public Survey and engaged with us on our budget blog and social media channels. View the results of the 2020 Budget Public Engagement Campaign that will provide insights and help inform decisions of the Estimates Committee as they meet to consider the City's proposed 2020 operating and capital budgets. 

Special Council Meeting to consider final budget 

On December 9, 2019 the Estimates Committee voted to recommend the 2020 City Budget to City Council resulting in a average residential tax impact of 2.4% inclusive of the capital levy, and amounting to an average residential tax increase of $76.62.

The 2020 City Budget will be considered by Brantford City Council at a Special Meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Brantford City Hall (100 Wellington Square, Brantford).

 Consistent with the City's Taxpayers Bill of Rights, members of the public are invited to appear as a Delegation at this Special Council Meeting prior to the adoption of the final budget. Persons wishing to appear as a Delegation are required to complete and submit a Delegation Request Form to the Office of the City Clerk no later than 9:00 am on the day of the meeting (December 18th).

2020 City Preliminary Budget

2020 Budget Timetable

Meetings of the Estimates Committee to consider the City's 2020 budget will begin in Council Chambers at Brantford City Hall on November 18th, followed by additional meetings scheduled on November 20th, November 25th and November 27th, 2019. All meetings are open to the public. 

The City encourages individuals 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. Requests for funding must be processed through the Brant County Community Foundation. Please visit the Brant Community Foundation for more information.

2019 City 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%. Following are the current 2019 adjustments, budget worksheet and final operating and capital budgets approved by Brantford City Council.