Last chance to have your say on Barrie's budget

(Barrie, ON) Residents are reminded to share their spending priorities with Barrie City Council through the City's online Budget Allocator tool, up until December 18. The tool allows users to test spending options for many City services by increasing or decreasing the budget for each area, all while maintaining a balanced budget.

The City has received 514 submissions via the tool so far. Results so far show that, among others, economic and creative development, roads, and recreation and culture services are the most popular areas that respondents chose to increase or decrease spending levels on.

The Budget Allocator tool is a simple and easy way for taxpayers to learn about City services, and how budget decisions can impact services. Residents are encouraged to use the tool to learn more about City services and share what is important to them.

Feedback received by midnight on December 18 will be shared with Council during the 2021 Business Plan and Budget deliberations. Subject to Council's discussions, the budget is scheduled to be approved on January 25, 2021.

To share your feedback, visitbuildingbarrie.ca/budget.

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Media Contact
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4578
melanie.rumley@barrie.ca