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Work to determine Burlington’s 2020 budget underway: Take the budget survey and tell us which City services are important to you

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Please see the below media release from the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. – July 24, 2019 Work to determine the City of Burlington’s 2020 budget is underway. Through the budget process, choices are made to ensure the City services provided to residents align with the priorities in Burlington’s 2018-2022 Strategic Work Plan: From Vision to Focus.

In planning the 2020 budget, the City also wants to hear from residents to learn more about how municipal services are valued and which ones are a priority for residents. To share input on which services matter, residents can complete an online survey at All the feedback captured through the survey will be shared with Burlington City Council.

The survey will remain open until Sept. 20, 2019.  

“Each year, the City of Burlington undergoes an annual budget process to create a budget that supports city operations and delivers the programs and services required to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in our community. We look forward to hearing from residents about the services that are important to them as we begin planning the 2020 budget.” — Joan Ford, Director of Finance, City of Burlington

Quick Facts

The proposed meeting dates for the upcoming 2020 budget include:

Nov. 4, 2019Meeting of Committee of the Whole:

Budget overview report

Nov. 19, 20192020 Budget Telephone Town Hall
Dec. 10 and 12, 2019Meeting of Committee of the Whole:

Budget review and approval

Dec. 16, 2019Meeting of Burlington City Council:

City Council to consider approval of proposed 2020 budget

For more information on the budget and budget process, please visit or watch the City of Burlington’s Budget Basics video.


Budget time is one of the most important to the City of Burlington and any input we can get from residents to help in our annual budget discussions is crucial to bringing forward a 2020 budget everyone can be proud of. Please take the time to head to, complete the online survey and tell us how you value municipal services and which are priorities for you. Your feedback is very important to us.

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