*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. – Jan. 7, 2021 — On Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m., the City of Burlington will host a virtual budget town hall to seek the community’s input on their priorities for the city’s 2021 budget.
Through the budget process, choices are made to ensure the appropriate balance between affordability, service levels and financial sustainability is maintained. In a challenging budget year where the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is placing considerable pressure on the city’s financial position, community feedback about which services are a priority for residents is more important than ever.
How to participate in the 2021 Budget Town Hall:
Residents can share their ideas and thoughts at the virtual budget town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, the live event will provide residents with an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the proposed 2021 budget.
To join the meeting, visit getinvolvedburlington.ca and click on the meeting link just before 6 p.m. on Jan. 20.
Other public engagement opportunities – survey and budget simulator:
Residents can also provide input and ask questions about the 2021 budget by visiting getinvolvedburlington.ca. The 2021 budget webpage features a variety of information and tools, including an online survey, open until Jan. 13, and a new interactive budget simulator tool that enables users to build a city budget that reflects their resource and service priorities.
- The City of Burlington’s 2021 budget consists of both an operating budget for the delivery of services to the community and a capital budget to invest in the construction and renewal of city assets and infrastructure.
- An overview of the proposed capital budget was presented to Burlington City Council at a Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee meeting on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020. View video recording. Read copy of the report presented, F-42-20.
- An overview of the proposed operating budget will be presented to Burlington City Council at a Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 a.m. A copy of the report being presented will be available online in the coming days.
Links and Resources:
- Burlington’s 2021 Budget Process Underway: Key Dates, Help Inform Budget Priorities
- Follow getinvolvedburlington.ca and burlington.ca/budget for updates and discussion about the 2021 budget.
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist