Barrie residents asked to share what is important to them for the next budget – Barrie | The Canadian News

The City of Barrie is asking residents to share what is important to them through the budget allocator. tool ahead of the city’s budget for 2022.

“With the continuing effects of COVID and the financial pressures our city faces, it is more important than ever to understand the priorities of our residents when it comes to spending on city services,” Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman said in a release.

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“The budget allocation tool allows residents to help the city with options around these services; it’s your money after all, so please tell us how you want it to be spent and help us chart a course for Barrie’s future. “

Officials say the city of Barrie continues to face “aggressive financial pressures” from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Last year, the city approved a 0.92 percent tax increase, the lowest Barrie residents have seen in 20 years, to help provide financial relief for residents.

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The online budget allocation tool allows residents to test spending options for many City of Barrie services.

Homeowners can also learn how the city spent their 2021 tax dollars with a personalized, estimated receipt that provides a breakdown of how their money was used.


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