Council endorsed the Region's 2006 Current and
Capital Budget, presented by Acting Chief Administrative
Officer, David Szwarc and Treasurer and Commissioner
of Finance, Dan Labrecque. The tabled recommendation
detailed a 2006 operating budget of $1.2 billion
with a tax rate increase of 3.3 per cent or $46
per household and an increase of 4.7 per cent
or approximately $15 per household, to the water
and wastewater utility rate. The approved 2006
Capital Budget is $452.4 million.
service level enhancements include:
30 additional frontline officers
9 intelligence officers to investigate gangs
and organized crime
8 civilian court package processors
8 review office civilianization positions
15 cadets representing the initial reinstatement
of the cadet program
Other directly controlled Regional programs:
In addition to identifying $3.5 million in savings,
Regional Council has frozen contributions to GTA
Pooling at the 2005 budget level of $59 million.
Peel has contributed $490 million to Pooling.
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