2019 Tax and Rate Budgets

From plowing the snow in the winter to opening the public pools in the summer, to transit and infrastructure, fire and paramedic services you rely on every day - your taxes go towards running City services. And every day, as a City of Hamilton tax payer, you place your trust in our employees to provide you with high quality, efficient services and programs that matter most to you. We do this by managing the budget today and planning for tomorrow.

A municipal budget is a policy and planning document that outlines our city’s priorities. Balancing those priorities is a challenging undertaking. That’s because we need to identify what we need to do now to keep providing this high level of service to our citizens and plan on what we need to do in the future. It’s also about what we can afford to do.

The schedule for meetings of the General Issues Committee, with respect to the 2019 Budget process, is as follows:

Rate Budget
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 9:30 am
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:30 am (if required)

Tax Capital Budget
Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:30 am
Friday, December 14, 2018, 9:30 am (if required)

2019 Tax User Fees (Regular GIC)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:30 am 

Tax Operating Budget Overview
Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:30 am

Departmental Budget Presentation – Healthy and Safe Communities
Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:30 am

Boards & Agencies
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 9:30 am
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9:30 am

Transit
Friday, January 25, 2019, 9:30 am

Departmental Budget Presentation - Public Works 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 9:30 am

Departmental  Budget Presentation - Planning & Economic Development & City Manager’s Office
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9:30 am

Departmental Budget Presentation -  Corporate Services & Non-Program
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 9:30 am

Departmental Budget Presentation - Business Cases & Council Referred
Friday, February 8, 2019, 9:30 am

Public Delegations
Monday, February 11, 2019, 3 pm 

Budget Deliberations
Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:30 am
Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:30 am
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:30 am (if required)
Tuesday, March 1, 2019, 9:30 am (if required)

Targeted Budget Approval (Council Meeting) 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 5 pm 

2019 Preliminary Budget Information