Andrea TaylorFinance Department705-739-4220 ext: 4429
Nov. 4, 2019: Proposed 2020 Budget presented to City Council
Nov. 25, 2019: Service Partner presentations to City Council
Dec. 2, 2019: Overview presentation to General Committee
Dec. 9, 2019: Council approval
All meetings available to view on Rogers TV Barrie
The City continues to drive change in the way it delivers services and is constantly looking at ways to achieve Council’s priority to make tax dollars go further.
The City continually works to find efficiencies and build innovation into the way it does business. All City Departments conduct line-by-line reviews of their budgets each year and have embraced a culture of innovation to find savings wherever possible.
Here are a few examples of how the City of Barrie is improving & saving money through innovation:
From 2014 through 2018, the Energy Management Branch has:
Ontario municipalities receive only 9 cents of every tax dollar raised in Ontario, while the Provincial and Federal governments receive 44 cents and 47 cents respectively. In contrast to this, municipalities own 57% of the capital infrastructure, while the Provincial Government owns 41% of Infrastructure and the Federal Government only 2%.Barrie taxes are very comparable to other municipalities. In fact, they are in the lower end of other major southern Ontario cities. Standard & Poor's reaffirmed the City of Barrie’s AA Credit Rating, with stable outlook.
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