The City Budget is our key planning document and provides a foundation to meet the public service needs of our residents and to make decisions on City infrastructure. The budget looks to balance competing priorities and challenges while providing high quality services and keeping taxes affordable. The City Budget is comprised of operating and capital budgets.
The operating budget covers the cost of services such as snow removal, road maintenance and fire services and provides for continued maintenance and support of existing services and infrastructure.
The capital budget represents investments in key strategic priorities for the City's future and covers the costs of constructing and renewing buildings, roads and parks.
Thank you, Oshawa! More than 1,700 community members have participated in the 2017 City budget process through our survey (online, automated phone and paper); feedback form (online and paper), online Q & A and presenting as a delegation to Council.
Budget deliberations are underway. Attend in-person or watch the Budget deliberations online via webstream:
The proposed 2017 City Budget has been presented to Council for review.
The 2016 operating and capital budgets were approved by Council on February 5, 2016 focusing on key strategic priorities to strengthen the City's future while also balancing affordability and delivery of quality services.