Sep 22, 2016
The online budget allocator lets residents choose their preferred spending option on selected City services.
From roads and recreation programs to fire and emergency services, City services impact people’s lives every day. Decisions about City services drive the budget. Residents can use the allocator to test different spending options and then choose one for each service area.
Results received from the allocator by November 4 will be shared with Budget Committee on November 28. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the 2017 proposed Business Plan and Budget.
“The budget allocator is a great way for residents to learn more about City services and their cost, and tell us about their priorities,” says Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity to share their priorities in a way that gets people involved in their City’s business planning and budgeting process."
The service areas for the budget allocator for the 2017 Budget have been expanded from 10 to 12.
Budget Allocator Background
- The City of Mississauga introduced an online budget allocator tool in 2014 to
- raise awareness of the budget process;
- get residents thinking about the potential impacts of spending choices; and
- provide a way for residents to voice their opinions about the City’s plans and budget.
- The original allocator tool featured eight service areas, with three spending options for each service area. The updated version features 12 service areas, each with five spending options.
- About 2,000 people used the online budget allocator to express their preferences during 2016 budget preparation: results were shared with the Budget Committee on November 23, 2015.
Learn About the Budget
- Details about the City budget and the budgeting process are available online at mississauga.ca/budget.
- An overview of the 2017 Proposed Business Plan & Budget was presented to Budget Committee June 15, 2016
- The full 2017 Proposed Business Plan & Budget will be posted online November 14. Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for November 28 to December 12, with a Council vote planned for December 14, 2016.
Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5051