2018 Budget Now Available

Posted on Monday February 05, 2018

Public Meeting to be held February 12 at Town Hall

The Town’s 2018 Budget is now available online at whitby.ca/budget and in-person at Town Hall.

The Town delivers a number of programs and services including fire and emergency services, road and winter maintenance, libraries, recreation programs and parks.

Specifically, the 2018 Budget focuses on:

  • building the downtowns as dynamic hubs;
  • improving pedestrian and cycling opportunities and road safety;
  • building walkable, cycling-friendly neighbourhoods;
  • developing a Corporate IT Strategic Plan and Digital Strategy to optimize technology and deliver better customer service;
  • undertaking a community survey to inform operational plans and annual business plans;
  • advancing the creation of a Strategic Plan;
  • investing in economic development opportunities to support the Town’s local economy;
  • developing a Public Engagement framework that inspires civic engagement; and,
  • continuing to move forward on Downtown Whitby Action Plan initiatives.

More than 85 per cent of the 2018 Budget is dedicated to the continued delivery of high quality programs and services to residents, as well as supporting the ongoing maintenance of the Town’s infrastructure and facilities.

In addition to the 2018 Budget released today, the 2018 Budget Highlights publication, which features the Town’s key accomplishments and top priorities, is also available online at whitby.ca/budget.

Residents are invited to provide feedback on the 2018 Budget at the following public meetings:

Operations Committee Meeting

When: Monday, February 12, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Where: Town Hall, 575 Rossland Road East, Whitby

Note: Residents interested in speaking at this meeting are not required to register prior to the meeting, but are encouraged to notify the Town Clerk of their intention to speak.

Special Council Meeting

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Where: Town Hall, 575 Rossland Road East, Whitby

Note: Residents interested in speaking at this meeting must register with the Town Clerk by 10 a.m. on February 22. Delegation Forms are available online at whitby.ca/delegation and should be submitted to clerk@whitby.ca.

The Operations Committee Meeting and Special Council Meeting can also be live streamed from the Town’s website. Agendas, staff reports and minutes related to these meetings are available at whitby.civicweb.net.

For comments or questions about the budget, contact the Corporate Services Department by email at treasury@whitby.ca or by phone at 905.430.4300 x2232.