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2.3 per cent increase in property tax for Brampton 

BRAMPTON, ON: Brampton City Council has unanimously approved a budget that will result in
an overall property tax increase of 2.3 per cent in 2017. This figure includes tax increases by the
City, Region of Peel and the Province (school boards).
The impact of this budget on property tax in 2017 translates into an annual increase of
approximately $107 for an average residential home assessed at $443,000.
Budget 2017 – 2019 highlights:
Budget 2017 offers value to residents and businesses through enhancements in the following
service areas.
Transit enhancements include:
 Züm growth, Bus Rapid Transit and support corridors
 Better connectivity – Spadina subway link in Vaughan
 Increased frequency and service levels
 Ridership increase of 500,000
Fire and safety enhancements include:
 Improved first full response time (five trucks)
 Another fire apparatus in service
Advancing Brampton’s Strategic Priorities:
In 2015 Council approved a strategic plan to build a connected City that is innovative, inclusive
and bold with priorities related to good government, smart growth, move and connect, and
strong communities. In addition to enhancements to transit and fire services, Budget 2017
advances these priorities through a continued focus on investments and initiatives including:
 Funding to support the University announcement for Brampton
 Targeted focus on Economic Development and Culture to support priority sectors like
advanced manufacturing, food and beverage processing, health and life sciences, and
innovation and technology
 Enhanced Züm services and better connectivity with regional transportation systems like
GO Transit
 Recreation programming to support community health and wellness
 Continued development of Riverwalk as an inviting space for pedestrians and cyclists
through the downtown
 Implementation of a Corporate Asset Management Plan
 Continued funding for community engagement and ethnic media programs

016 Financial awards and recognition:
Standard and Poor’s
 Brampton’s current rating: AAA (stable)
C.D. Howe Institute Municipal Budget Reports
 Brampton’s current rating: A- up from BGovernment Finance Officers’ Association (GFOA)
 Brampton has received Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for thirteen consecutive
years
Quotes
“City staff delivered a budget that is a long-term, sustainable and fiscally responsible approach.
Council continues to balance the needs of our rapidly growing community while at the same
time maintaining the growth of our reserves. Brampton has just released its first Corporate
Asset Management Plan which will give us better information to build on the momentum of
recent budgeting and financing improvements.”
– Mayor Linda Jeffrey
“The 2017 Budget was developed through an open process involving unprecedented teamwork
between Council and staff. The result has provided a sound roadmap for the City that balances
fiscal responsibility with value for taxpayers.”
– Councillor Grant Gibson, Budget Committee Chair
“The proposed budget reflects our continued commitment to infrastructure and service delivery
to residents. It includes valuable investments in human resources, procurement, transit, fire, and
library services to modernize our processes and become more businesslike in our operations.
We will continue to innovate and look at continuous improvements as we work together to build
a future-ready Brampton.”
– Harry Schlange, Chief Administrative Officer

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