2022 Budget

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Note: A public budget meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 23 to hear from the community on the preliminary 2022 Budget Guideline. Register to speak during the public meeting on June 23 by contacting the City Clerk's Office.

The City engages with residents to gather ideas and feedback as it drafts the budget each year for City Council’s consideration.

The City consults with the community throughout the budget process – at the beginning when setting the guidelines, when the draft budget is released, and before Council considers approving the budget.

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 Budget Roadshow usually includes casual drop-in-style meetings in each of the five wards of the City to give residents an opportunity to talk to Council members and City staff about their priorities for the community ahead of Council setting the guidelines for the development of the next year's draft budget. With the public health measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Budget Roadshow went virtual this year. You'll find dates and information on how to participate in the Key Dates section on the right side of the project page as well as in the Updates section below.

A brief survey on community priorities was provided as one way for residents and businesses to provide input into the creation of the guidelines for the 2022 Budget.

We'll continue to update this project page throughout the 2022 Budget process. Check back for updates and details on other opportunities to engage throughout the budget process.

Thank you for joining the conversation on the 2022 Budget.

Note: A public budget meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 23 to hear from the community on the preliminary 2022 Budget Guideline. Register to speak during the public meeting on June 23 by contacting the City Clerk's Office.

The City engages with residents to gather ideas and feedback as it drafts the budget each year for City Council’s consideration.

The City consults with the community throughout the budget process – at the beginning when setting the guidelines, when the draft budget is released, and before Council considers approving the budget.

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 Budget Roadshow usually includes casual drop-in-style meetings in each of the five wards of the City to give residents an opportunity to talk to Council members and City staff about their priorities for the community ahead of Council setting the guidelines for the development of the next year's draft budget. With the public health measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Budget Roadshow went virtual this year. You'll find dates and information on how to participate in the Key Dates section on the right side of the project page as well as in the Updates section below.

A brief survey on community priorities was provided as one way for residents and businesses to provide input into the creation of the guidelines for the 2022 Budget.

We'll continue to update this project page throughout the 2022 Budget process. Check back for updates and details on other opportunities to engage throughout the budget process.

Thank you for joining the conversation on the 2022 Budget.

  • 2022 Budget Guideline - Notice of Public Meeting

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    Peterborough, ON - City Council will hold a public meeting starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 to hear from the community on priorities for next year as the City starts to put together its draft 2022 Budget.

    The meeting, which will be held online, will start with a presentation on the preliminary 2022 Budget Guideline. The recommendations will go to Finance Committee on July 12 then Council on July 26 for approval. The Budget Guideline provides direction on preparing the City Budget.

    The preliminary 2022 Budget Guideline Report is available at peterborough.ca/budget and on the City’s online community engagement hub at https://www.connectptbo.ca/2022budget.

    To present to Council during the virtual public meeting on June 23, residents are asked to submit the delegation request form at peterborough.ca/delegation or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 705-742-7777 ext. 1820.

    Delegations are given five minutes to present to Council by phone during the meeting.

    Council meetings are live streamed online at peterborough.ca/watchcouncil and the video file is posted online following the meeting.

    In addition to the formal public meeting being held on June 23, Council held a series of virtual drop-in meetings in March and April as part of the annual Budget Roadshow to hear from the community on priorities for next year’s budget. A summary of the community input from the Budget Roadshow is available in a What We Heard report posted on the City’s online community engagement hub at www.connectptbo.ca/2022budget.

    The preliminary 2022 Budget Guideline report includes a recommendation that the Draft 2022 Operating Budget reflect an estimated 2.75% All-Inclusive (Municipal, Education, Sanitary Sewer Surcharge) increase for general Operating Budget impacts and in support of the capital program, including a provision for Stormwater Protection.

    Information on the City Budget is available at peterborough.ca/budget, including a list of dates for the budget process and more resources on City’s annual budget.

    The Draft 2022 Budget is expected to be released for public review on November 1, 2021 with final approval scheduled for December 13, 2021.

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  • Consultation launch news release

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    Join the conversation to help shape the priorities for the City of Peterborough’s 2022 Budget by participating in the annual Budget Roadshow with a community survey and a series of drop-in meetings held online and by phone.

    The survey is available online at connectptbo.ca/2022budget or paper copies can be picked up at City Hall, 500 George St. N. The survey is open from March 25 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

    With the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is pivoting from the typical in-person, drop-in sessions to an online format with the option to call in by telephone. The meetings will include a brief presentation on the Budget process followed by an opportunity for residents to share their ideas for priorities for the 2022 Budget with Council members, City staff, and other residents.

    Anyone attending a Budget Roadshow meeting online through their computer or mobile device will be able to use the virtual “raise hand” feature to indicate they would like to share a comment or simply type their comment in the text chat feature.

    Anyone attending a Budget Roadshow session by phone who would like to share a comment during the meeting is asked to register in advance so that the moderator can invite them to speak when it’s their turn. To register, please call 705-742-7777 ext. 0 or complete the form at connectptbo.ca/2022budget. Registration is only required for participants who are calling in who want to share a comment. Registration isn't required to attend.

    People sharing ideas on priorities for the 2022 Budget during the Budget Roadshow sessions will be asked to keep their comments to 2 minutes or less.

    Input collected through the 2022 Budget Roadshow and survey will be outlined in a What We Heard report, considered as part of the development of the Draft 2022 Budget, and provided to City Council ahead of the review of the Draft 2022 Budget.

    In addition to the Budget Roadshow, there are several public meetings throughout the annual budget process before Council considers approving the Budget in December 2021.

    Budget Roadshow drop-in sessions

    • Wednesday, March 31, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      1. Online: connectptbo.ca/2022Budget
      2. By phone: 1-833-651-1158, Conference ID: 941 222 309#
    • Wednesday, April 7, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      1. Online: connectptbo.ca/2022Budget
      2. By phone: 1-833-651-1158, Conference ID: 974 058 98#
    • Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      1. Online: connectptbo.ca/2022Budget
      2. By phone: 1-833-651-1158, Conference ID: 845 092 862#

    2022 Budget consultation key dates

    • Budget survey launches – March 25, 2021
    • Budget Roadshow meeting – March 31, 2021
    • Budget Roadshow meeting – April 7, 2021
    • Budget Roadshow meeting – April 21, 2021
    • Budget survey closes – April 22, 2021
    • Public meeting on Draft Budget Guideline – June 23, 2021
    • Draft 2022 Budget released for public review – November 1, 2021
    • Public meeting on Draft 2022 Budget – November 15, 2021
    • Finance Committee budget deliberations – November 16, November 22-25, 2021
    • City Council considers approving 2022 Budget – December 13, 2021

    Quotes

    “The City’s annual budget is where the rubber meets the road for making things happen. It outlines funding for programs, services and infrastructure that help define and shape our community moving forward. The Budget Roadshow is one way for residents and businesses to get involved in the budget process. Fill out the survey, share an idea at the Budget Roadshow meetings, or send your input through one of the many ways to connect with Council and City staff. We’re listening. This is our community’s Budget. We want it to reflect your priorities,” said Councillor Dean Pappas, Finance Committee Chair.

    “Our community is faced with many priorities such as roads, housing, climate change, flood reduction, social services, economic development, and investments in quality of life. Hopefully we’ll be fully into recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic next year. Your input and ideas will help the City as it tries to balance the many community priorities as well as the legislated requirements for services and infrastructure,” said Councillor Keith Riel, Finance Committee Vice-Chair.

  • Budget Roadshow virtual meetings

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    Budget Roadshow drop-in sessions

    Wednesday, March 31, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Join on your computer or mobile app

    Click here to join the meeting

    Or call in (audio only)

    (833) 651-1158,,941222309# Canada (Toll-free)

    Phone Conference ID: 941 222 309#

    Wednesday, April 7, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Join on your computer or mobile app

    Click here to join the meeting

    Or call in (audio only)

    (833) 651-1158,,97405898# Canada (Toll-free)

    Phone Conference ID: 974 058 98#

    Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Join on your computer or mobile app

    Click here to join the meeting

    Or call in (audio only)

    (833) 651-1158,,845092862# Canada (Toll-free)

    Phone Conference ID: 845 092 862#

    Anyone attending a Budget Roadshow meeting online through their computer or mobile device will be able to use the virtual “raise hand” feature to indicate they would like to share a comment or simply type their comment in the text chat feature.

    Anyone attending a Budget Roadshow session by phone who would like to share a comment during the meeting is asked to register in advance so that the moderator can invite them to speak when it’s their turn. To register, please call 705-742-7777 ext. 0 or complete the form at connectptbo.ca/2022budget. Registration is only required for participants who are calling in who want to share a comment. Registration isn't required to attend.

    People sharing ideas on priorities for the 2022 Budget during the Budget Roadshow sessions will be asked to keep their comments to 2 minutes or less.connectptbo.ca/2022Budget