What’s the process and who is involved?
The budget process is about offering valued programs to the community, making strategic investments in infrastructure and keeping property taxes as low as possible. It ensures the town’s resources are spent wisely as well as brings the town’s Strategic Plan to life by providing the necessary funds to move action plans forward.
The Budget Committee is a Standing Committee of Council. Members include the Mayor and four councillors. The 2022 Budget Committee members are Mayor Rob Burton, Ward 6 Town and Regional Councillor Tom Adams (Chair) as well as Ward 3 Town and Regional Councillor Dave Gittings, Ward 5 Town and Regional Councillor Jeff Knoll and Ward 7 Town and Regional Councillor Pavan Parmar.
The Budget Committee receives an overview of the town’s finances and a draft plan on how we will deliver our programs and services for the coming year. The town’s Commission (business area) staff will present highlights of their proposed budgets. The Budget Committee reviews the plans, makes recommendations to the proposed budget, and approves requests to ensure appropriate funds are allocated for program and service delivery for that year.
Once the Budget Committee approves the proposed budget, it goes to Town Council for a vote.
Budget Committee meetings
Due to COVID-19, attendance at Town Hall is restricted and public meetings are being held by videoconference only. Meetings will be available to the public on our Live Stream page and the Town of Oakville YouTube channel.
June 21, 2021 – the first meeting of the 2022 Budget Committee was held to commence the budget process. At this meeting, Councillor Tom Adams was appointed as a Chair of the 2022 Budget Committee. For more information, please review the June 21 staff report.
June 21, 2021 – staff provided an overview of the 2022 budget process as well as the preliminary budget forecast. For more information, please review the June 21 staff report and June 21 staff Budget Overview presentation (pdf).
November 23, 2021, 9:30 a.m. – Commissioner presentations to review program budgets in more detail
November 30, 2021, 9:30 a.m. – public delegations
December 2, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – public delegations
December 14, 2021, 1:30 p.m. – Budget Committee deliberations and recommendations
2022 Budget Virtual Open House
Join us on Thursday, November 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. for an opportunity to ask questions about Council’s key budget priorities and the 2022 Budget.
This open house will be hosted by Councillor Tom Adams, Budget Committee Chair, who will be available, along with members of the town’s finance team, to answer questions from residents.
How to join the meeting
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be provided with the Zoom link.
How to submit a question
You can submit your questions to email@example.com in advance of the open house, or ask your questions live during the meeting by using Zoom’s question and answer function.
Monday, December 20, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Council Chamber, Town Hall
1225 Trafalgar Road