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Budget 101: A Complete Guide to Clarington's Budget Process

Budget 101


Understanding Municipal Budgets can be daunting. What is operating versus capital? What do I need to know? And how does all of this impact my taxes and my family?

You've come to the right place. We have drawn up a quick guide to the Municipal budget process. Everything you need to know is now at your fingertips.

Here are some of the things you need to review:

Key dates

Budget Coffee Houses

Join us for coffee and learn more about the Municipality of Clarington’s 2020 proposed budget. Find out what key services the Municipality provides, how they are funded, and how the budget planning process works.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019
    Clarington Public Library, Newcastle Branch from 6 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Municipal Administrative Centre, Council Chambers from 6 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    South Courtice Arena from 6 to 7:45 p.m.

Budget public meetings

  • Friday, December 6, 2019
    Half-day budget workshop for Council
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    External agency budget presentations to Council
  • Monday, January 13, 2020
    Special budget General Government Committee meeting
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
    Budget deliberations and ratification Council Meeting
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