Learn about the Budget Allocation Simulator

Building your own budget will give you an opportunity to share the areas you feel tax dollars should be spent in 2020. With this simulation you will be able to see the impact of your decisions on developing and approving the annual budget.

The Budget Simulator is based on $1,000 in property taxes and explains what portion is spent in each of the service areas.

In the spending section, you’ll increase or decrease spending in 11 main service areas, with a goal of creating a balanced budget. As you increase or decrease spending, the toolbar at the top of the page will tell you if you have a surplus, a deficit or if your budget is balanced.

Some service areas are not included because rates are fixed and cannot be adjusted or the areas are funded by senior levels of government. Examples of these service areas include Water and Wastewater Services and Children’s Services.

We appreciate you taking the time to share your ideas for spending priorities. As with all feedback gathered during the public consultation process, we will share the information with Council prior to budget deliberations December 3, 4 and 5.

Thank you for sharing your opinion!

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