2022 Budget Engagement

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Consultation has concluded

The Budget Allocator tool closed for official comment and submission on October 27, 2021.

Want to learn how the City invested your 2021 tax dollars? Barrie homeowners can get a personalized taxpayer receipt(External link) that provides a breakdown of how their money was used to fund City and partner services.

Learn more at barrie.ca/budget

2022 Budget Allocator Results

Below are the submitted response percentages of each focus area. To view the full comments and results, refer to “Appendix D” in the 2022 Business Plan staff report.

Development Services

  • Increase spending by 5%: 7.60%
  • Maintain current spending: 80.09%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 12.30%

Economic & Creative Development

  • Increase spending by 5%: 12.60%
  • Maintain current spending: 75.88%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 11.50%

Fire & Emergency Service

  • Increase spending by 5%: 3.15%
  • Maintain current spending: 29.71%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 67.13%

Information Technology

  • Increase spending by 5%: 5.90%
  • Maintain current spending: 82.39%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 11.70%

Libraries

  • Increase spending by 5%: 7.55%
  • Maintain current spending: 12.85%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 79.58%

Parks & Forestry Operations

  • Increase spending by 5%: 12.10%
  • Maintain current spending: 79.48%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 8.40%

Police

  • Increase spending by 5%: 64.48%
  • Maintain current spending: 16.35%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 19.15%

Recreation & Culture Services

  • Increase spending by 5%: 10.45%
  • Maintain current spending: 18.85%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 70.68%

Roads

  • Increase spending by 5%: 19.75%
  • Maintain current spending: 77.53%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 2.70%

Solid Waste Operations

  • Increase spending by 5%: 5.55%
  • Maintain current spending: 87.84%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 6.60%

Transit

  • Increase spending by 5%: 7.65%
  • Maintain current spending: 78.08%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 14.25%


How the tool works

The Budget Allocator tool allowed taxpayers to share what's important to them, and test spending options for many City services by increasing or decreasing the budget for each area.

The Budget Allocator tool closed for official comment and submission on October 27, 2021.

Want to learn how the City invested your 2021 tax dollars? Barrie homeowners can get a personalized taxpayer receipt(External link) that provides a breakdown of how their money was used to fund City and partner services.

Learn more at barrie.ca/budget

2022 Budget Allocator Results

Below are the submitted response percentages of each focus area. To view the full comments and results, refer to “Appendix D” in the 2022 Business Plan staff report.

Development Services

  • Increase spending by 5%: 7.60%
  • Maintain current spending: 80.09%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 12.30%

Economic & Creative Development

  • Increase spending by 5%: 12.60%
  • Maintain current spending: 75.88%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 11.50%

Fire & Emergency Service

  • Increase spending by 5%: 3.15%
  • Maintain current spending: 29.71%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 67.13%

Information Technology

  • Increase spending by 5%: 5.90%
  • Maintain current spending: 82.39%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 11.70%

Libraries

  • Increase spending by 5%: 7.55%
  • Maintain current spending: 12.85%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 79.58%

Parks & Forestry Operations

  • Increase spending by 5%: 12.10%
  • Maintain current spending: 79.48%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 8.40%

Police

  • Increase spending by 5%: 64.48%
  • Maintain current spending: 16.35%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 19.15%

Recreation & Culture Services

  • Increase spending by 5%: 10.45%
  • Maintain current spending: 18.85%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 70.68%

Roads

  • Increase spending by 5%: 19.75%
  • Maintain current spending: 77.53%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 2.70%

Solid Waste Operations

  • Increase spending by 5%: 5.55%
  • Maintain current spending: 87.84%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 6.60%

Transit

  • Increase spending by 5%: 7.65%
  • Maintain current spending: 78.08%
  • Decrease spending by 5%: 14.25%


How the tool works

The Budget Allocator tool allowed taxpayers to share what's important to them, and test spending options for many City services by increasing or decreasing the budget for each area.