If you would like to learn more about the 2016 tax operating budget please do not hesitate to contact my office at 905-546-2712. Feel free to email me with any questions, concerns or comments at terry.whitehead@hamilton.ca


The 2016 Tax Supported Operating Budget aims to address the key challenges and supports the City’s current Strategic Plan, through continued focus on the following three Priority Areas:


• A Prosperous & Healthy Community

• Valued & Sustainable Services

• Leadership & Governance


Some of the key challenges the City of Hamilton continues to face in the next few years include:


• Additional funding for capital renewal to overcome the current annual deficit of $195 million

• Need to balance more competitive property tax rates with key investments in the community

• Provide funding and resources to address future priorities

• Ability to address increased costs related to legislative and regulatory requirements

• Manage compensation pressures