2023 Budget drop-in meetings

Community engagement opportunities for the City of Peterborough's 2023 Budget

Peterborough, ON - Join the conversation on the creation of the City of Peterborough’s 2023 Budget by participating in one of five upcoming drop-in meetings held online and by phone as well as through a community survey.

The survey is available online at connectptbo.ca/2023budget or paper copies can be picked up at City Hall, 500 George St. N. The survey is open from March 17 until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022.

The drop-in meetings will include a brief presentation on the City’s budget process followed by an opportunity for residents to share their ideas for the 2023 Budget with Council members, City staff, and other residents.

While the drop-in meetings are scheduled for each of the City’s five wards with Councillors attending the drop-in meeting for their wards, the meetings are open to all residents regardless of where they live in the City.

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

A report on the proposed guidelines for drafting the 2023 Budget is expected to be considered by Council in June. The Draft 2023 Budget is scheduled to be posted for public review in December ahead of Council’s budget deliberations in January 2023.

Budget community virtual drop-in meetings

Thursday, March 31, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Ashburnham Ward drop-in meeting

Thursday, April 7, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Otonabee Ward drop-in meeting

Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Monaghan Ward drop-in meeting

Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Town Ward drop-in meeting

Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Northcrest Ward drop-in meeting

2023 Budget consultation key dates

  • Budget survey launches – March 17, 2022
  • Budget drop-in meeting – March 31, 2022
  • Budget drop-in meeting – April 7, 2022
  • Budget drop-in meeting – April 14, 2022
  • Budget drop-in meeting – April 21, 2022
  • Budget drop-in meeting – April 28, 2022
  • Budget survey closes – April 29, 2022
  • Public meeting on Draft Budget Guideline – June 22, 2022
  • Draft 2023 Budget released for public review – December 5, 2022
  • Public meeting on Draft 2023 Budget – January 9, 2023
  • Finance Committee budget deliberations – January 16-19, 2023
  • City Council considers approving 2023 Budget – January 30, 2023

“The City’s annual budget reflects our community’s investments in services and infrastructure each year. Our community should be proud of the level of services it provides, but we know there’s always more to do. Our community’s needs and wants exceed our community’s ability to pay each year, which makes our conversations on the budget so meaningful. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and join one of the drop-in meetings,” said Councillor Keith Riel, Finance Committee Chair.

“Budget talks are really about the services and infrastructure investments by the City on behalf of its residents and businesses. Property tax dollars support priorities such as housing, climate change, flood reduction, social services, economic development, roads, and investments in quality of life. Citizen input in the budget process will help Council set the direction for our City,” said Councillor Gary Baldwin, Finance Committee Vice-Chair.

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