Budget Engagement 2018

2018 BUDGET UPDATES:
At the March 27, 2018 meeting, Todd Harrison, the City's Director of Finance, provided Council with an update on the City's 2018 Operating Budget. Council approved the budget and a 1.5% tax increase for 2018. The increase is required to maintain core service levels in the City, and will allow the City's debt to continue to decrease. View the 2018 Operating Budget Presentation.

At the February 13, 2018 Council Meeting, the Parking and Municipal Utility Budgets were approved.

What We Heard:
Thank you to all the residents who took the time to attend a pop-up information session and/or fill out the online survey regarding the 2018 Budget. Your feedback has been compiled and shared with Council and staff. It is now available to view online.

Todd Harrison presented an overview of the results at the January 9th, 2018 meeting. A live stream of the meeting can also be viewed online.

Pop-Up Budget Information Sessions were held on:

  • ✔️ Monday, November 6, 2017, 10AM to 12PM, Niagara Falls Public Library (Victoria Ave. Branch).
  • ✔️ Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6 to 8PM at the Gale Centre
  • ✔️ Wednesday, November 15, 6 to 8PM, MacBain Community Centre
  • ✔️ Friday, November 17, 12:30 to 2:30 PM, Coronation Centre

Online Survey:
If you were unable to attend an engagement session, residents were provided with the opportunity fill out the short online survey. The survey closed on Friday, December 1, 2017. The survey results have been collected and reviewed by City Council and staff.

Informative Video:
If you'd like a better understanding on how your tax dollars go to work in our great City, watch this short informational video on Budgets & Taxes and view the information boards for a more detailed look on the budget.


2018 BUDGET UPDATES:
At the March 27, 2018 meeting, Todd Harrison, the City's Director of Finance, provided Council with an update on the City's 2018 Operating Budget. Council approved the budget and a 1.5% tax increase for 2018. The increase is required to maintain core service levels in the City, and will allow the City's debt to continue to decrease. View the 2018 Operating Budget Presentation.

At the February 13, 2018 Council Meeting, the Parking and Municipal Utility Budgets were approved.

What We Heard:
Thank you to all the residents who took the time to attend a pop-up information session and/or fill out the online survey regarding the 2018 Budget. Your feedback has been compiled and shared with Council and staff. It is now available to view online.

Todd Harrison presented an overview of the results at the January 9th, 2018 meeting. A live stream of the meeting can also be viewed online.

Pop-Up Budget Information Sessions were held on:

  • ✔️ Monday, November 6, 2017, 10AM to 12PM, Niagara Falls Public Library (Victoria Ave. Branch).
  • ✔️ Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6 to 8PM at the Gale Centre
  • ✔️ Wednesday, November 15, 6 to 8PM, MacBain Community Centre
  • ✔️ Friday, November 17, 12:30 to 2:30 PM, Coronation Centre

Online Survey:
If you were unable to attend an engagement session, residents were provided with the opportunity fill out the short online survey. The survey closed on Friday, December 1, 2017. The survey results have been collected and reviewed by City Council and staff.

Informative Video:
If you'd like a better understanding on how your tax dollars go to work in our great City, watch this short informational video on Budgets & Taxes and view the information boards for a more detailed look on the budget.