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2021 Budget

Each year, staff work to balance the cost of providing City services with existing resources. 2021 was more challenging than usual given the significant financial impacts the City is facing through the wake of COVID-19.

City Council approved the lowest tax increase in 20 years for 2021. After many amendments to the City's proposed budget, Council approved a 0.92% tax increase for 2021 on January 25. Full details.

For the average Barrie home (including town homes, apartments & detached homes) assessed at $367,550, this increase translates to an additional $40.71 annually. Assessed value is provided by MPAC and is different than the market value of homes.

Budget Highlights

The 2021 operating budget includes:

  • Funding for new permanent traffic calming measures to create safer roads.
  • In recognition that more people will be spending time outdoors, continued investments will be made in parks and the waterfront with more furniture.
  • Plans to modernize parking, moving away from paper parking passes by digitalizing various parking passes such as downtown monthly permits, resident waterfront permits, other potential residential area permits, or special event parking permits.
  • New investments in economic development to position the city for recovery following the pandemic.
  • New investments to address growing demand for customer service and by-law enforcement.

Some key projects in the 2021 capital budget include:

Proposed 2021 ​Business Plan & Budget

Proposed 2021 Operating Budget
Table of Contents​​
​Executive Summary
2021 Budget & Financial Overview
Service Areas: Operating Budget, Tax Rate
​Service Areas: Operating Budget, User Rate
Service Partner Budget Support
New Investment & Service Recommendations ​ (283–332)
Deferred Service Recommendations & Future Investment Pressures​
​Proposed Fee Changes
Proposed 2021 Capital Budget
​​Table of Contents

Capital Plan Overview
Capital Plan 2021–2030
Capital Plan Project Details

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