It’s budget time at the City of Barrie. Once again, residents are encouraged to join the conversation using the online Budget Allocator Tool, which allows users to choose how to invest their tax dollars and leave comments about their choices.
The City of Barrie delivers more than 60 different services, from fire and emergency service to roads, parks, curbside collection, public transit, recreation and more. The Budget Allocator Tool includes a sample of the major service areas in the tax based operating budget that impact the daily lives of residents and businesses. Residents can choose to increase, decrease or maintain spending and learn about the impacts of their choices.
Feedback gathered through this tool will help Council and City staff understand the community’s priorities. Results and comments will be shared with Council as part of the 2017 Business Plan & Budget deliberations. Subject to Council’s discussions, the Budget will be approved at a meeting on February 13, 2017.
This year, Mayor Lehman hit the streets in a new video to ask residents how they want their tax dollars spent and talk about some of the ways the City is improving and saving money through innovation.
Visit barrie.ca/budget to watch the video, take the budget challenge and learn more about how tax dollars are spent.