2021 Budget

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Thank you for engaging in developing the City's 2021 Budget.

Your contributions will help inform City Council's decision when it sets guidelines for the creation of the draft 2021 Budget.

At this early stage in the 2021 Budget process, we're asking residents about their budget priorities and about what City programs, projects and services are important to them. For this year's consultation, we're also asking residents to share their ideas on how the City should invest the money from the sale of Peterborough Distribution Inc.

With the COVID-19-related cancellation of in-person, drop-in meetings during the first phase of our consultation on the 2021 Budget, we're re-opening the online survey from May 5 to May 18, 2020 to provide another opportunity for public input. We'll be reporting back to the community through a "What we heard" report to share the input gathered through the consultation.

On this page, you'll find key dates, contacts, and resources to learn more about the budget as well as various ways to share your ideas and feedback.

2020 Budget


Thank you for engaging in developing the City's 2021 Budget.

Your contributions will help inform City Council's decision when it sets guidelines for the creation of the draft 2021 Budget.

At this early stage in the 2021 Budget process, we're asking residents about their budget priorities and about what City programs, projects and services are important to them. For this year's consultation, we're also asking residents to share their ideas on how the City should invest the money from the sale of Peterborough Distribution Inc.

With the COVID-19-related cancellation of in-person, drop-in meetings during the first phase of our consultation on the 2021 Budget, we're re-opening the online survey from May 5 to May 18, 2020 to provide another opportunity for public input. We'll be reporting back to the community through a "What we heard" report to share the input gathered through the consultation.

On this page, you'll find key dates, contacts, and resources to learn more about the budget as well as various ways to share your ideas and feedback.

2020 Budget


  • This survey is now closed. We will be producing a "What We Heard" report on the results from the survey as well as the in-person consultation that will be posted for the community and provided for Council's consideration as part of the 2021 Budget process.

    Thank you for contributing to the creation of the draft 2021 Budget.

    This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey results will be reported back to the community through a report and provided to City Council for its consideration.

    Each year, Council considers community priorities, expected service levels, and legislated responsibilities as it sets the operating and capital budgets for the City of Peterborough.

    The process to create the budget for next year starts early in the current year with community consultation and estimating pressures and opportunities that may affect the budget for the following year. The community input and financial forecast is provided to Council before it gives direction on preparing the draft budget.

    This survey is one of the ways that the City consults with the community on priorities as part of the budget process. There are also public meetings, drop-in sessions for more informal conversations, and online consultation tools through Connect Peterborough at connectptbo.ca. Residents also have the option of directly calling and emailing City staff and Council members.

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