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Regional Councillor Brampton Wards 1 & 5

Budget Chat 2024: Feedback on Building the Brampton Advantage

Over 70 residents participated in the Wards 1 & 5 Budget Chat at Fan’d’flame on November 27th. This ongoing engagement with residents provides important feedback during the 2024 budget process.

The Budget Chat facilitated an open dialogue between Mayor Brown, Councillor Santos, Councillor Vicente, the City of Brampton budget team, and the community. Feedback during the evening included critical issues such as community safety, support for seniors, active transportation, and improved bylaw enforcement. Residents seized the opportunity to voice their needs and aspirations.


“I am grateful to see and hear from so many residents who are engaged and care about our city. This packed room, questions and ideas exemplify the community’s passion to improve our city. Your feedback is integral to our budget process,” says Councillor Rowena Santos.

After a series of community-driven conversations, Mayor Patrick Brown presented the city’s proposed 2024 budget on November 29th. This marks a significant milestone as it is the Mayor’s inaugural budget under the new provincial legislation, the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022.

Crafted with input from various engagement initiatives, including telephone town halls and coffee chats, the proposed budget is a strategic response to the identified community priorities. The comprehensive plan, aptly titled “Building the Brampton Advantage,” reflects a commitment to balanced economic growth and significant investments in key areas.

Key Highlights of the Proposed Budget:

  • Affordability & Service Excellence: A 1.9% tax increase on the City portion, below inflation, and the lowest in the GTA. A record $139 million contribution to reserves for sustainable infrastructure.
  • Healthcare: Continued support for a second hospital, a new cancer care center, and backing for a new medical school.
  • Transit: Major investments in the purchase and refurbishment of buses, Brampton Transit Zum service expansion, and an impressive 108,500 new transit service hours.
  • Recreation: Multi-million dollar allocations for community center construction, sports infrastructure, and youth hubs.
  • Environment: Substantial investments in flood protection, drainage maintenance, and energy efficiency programs.


The proposed budget, now open for further public feedback, demonstrates Brampton’s commitment to inclusive governance. Public delegations and Council discussions are scheduled to commence on December 5, with a final budget approval planned for December 13, 2023.

While the City of Brampton continues its budget process, it is important to note that the Peel Region 2024 Budget Process  is also currently underway, reflecting a broader effort to address the needs of our diverse and dynamic community.

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