Brampton residents and businesses invited to have their say
BRAMPTON, ON – As part of the City of Brampton’s first-ever Mayor’s Budget, residents and businesses are invited to share their feedback to ensure the City remains one of the best places to live, grow and invest. Community feedback is a critical step in helping to shape Brampton’s 2024 budget.
For the 2024 budget process, Mayor Patrick Brown, Councillors and staff will be hosting a series of public engagement opportunities to better understand what matters most to Brampton residents, businesses, community groups and local stakeholders.
Save the Dates to Have Your Say
Brampton Business Virtual Roundtable
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Telephone Town Hall
Mayor Patrick Brown and City staff will host a Telephone Town Hall giving residents an opportunity to share community priorities, ask questions, and offer ideas as Brampton’s 2024 budget is prepared.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Residents can also click here to listen online.
Ward Coffee Chats
Join the Mayor and your local area Councillors for a drop-in style coffee chat. Residents will have an opportunity to share ideas, solutions and community priorities.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Regional Councillors Michael Palleschi and Navjit Kaur Brar representing Wards 2 and 6
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Fellowship Hall at Grace Canadian Reformed Church, 10301 Creditview Road, Brampton, ON
Monday, November 27, 2023
Regional Councillors Paul Vicente and Rowena Santos representing Wards 1 and 5
Time: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Fan “D” Flame Restaurant, 30 Gillingham Drive, Unit 503, Brampton, ON
Regional Councillors Martin Medeiros and Dennis Keenan representing Wards 3 and 4
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Location: Chatime, 150 West Drive, Unit 101A, Brampton ON
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Regional Councillor Pat Fortini and City Councillor Rod Power representing Wards 7 and 8
Time: 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Molisana Bakery, 2 Philosophers Trail, Brampton, ON
Regional Councillor Gurpartap Singh Toor and Deputy Mayor and City Councillor Harkirat Singh representing Wards 9 and 10
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: My Tea Bar, 10960 Goreway Drive, Unit A1, Brampton, ON
Brampton’s Budget Development Process and Timeline
The proposed budget will be posted on the City’s website on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, once it is tabled by Mayor Patrick Brown.
Public delegations and Council discussions will begin on Tuesday, December 5, with final budget approval planned for December 13, 2023.
The Municipal Act, 2001, outlines the powers and duties regarding the City’s budget that are now afforded to the Mayor. The legislation states that “the head of council shall, in accordance with the regulations, prepare a proposed budget for the City and provide the proposed budget to city council for city council’s consideration.”
Once the Mayor releases the proposed Budget to the Council, a 30-day period commences for the Council to consider the budget, during which Council may adopt Resolutions to amend the Mayor’s budget. Council may also reduce the 30-day period by resolution. After the 30-day (or shortened) period expires, the Budget is deemed adopted (if no Council resolutions have been passed to amend the Budget).
If a Council resolution to amend the budget is passed, then the Mayor has a 10-day period to consider a veto of the Council resolution amending the budget. Any decision by the Mayor to veto a Council resolution amending the budget would invoke a 15-day period for the Council to consider overriding the mayoral veto decision by a vote of two-thirds of all members of Council.
The City’s annual budget process engages, educates and informs the citizens of Brampton through communications and engagement efforts, including telephone town halls, coffee chats, advertisements, news releases, social media, and the City’s budget website.
City of Brampton Corporate Strategic Plan
This year’s budget supports the City of Brampton’s Corporate Strategic Plan 2022-2026, which prioritizes six focus areas:
- Growing Urban Centres & Neighbourhoods,
- Culture & Diversity,
- Health & Well-Being,
- Environmental Resilience & Sustainability,
- Transit & Connectivity, and
- Government & Leadership
The Strategic Plan, which will be made public later this year, sets the context for the City’s budgets, master plans, projects, services, and resources.
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About the City of Brampton
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 700,000 people and 90,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable, and successful. Visit brampton.ca to learn more.
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