2015 budget

Suburbs

The budget is the City of Kitchener's annual financial plan and the primary basis of financial decision making. The budget process allows council to prioritize the programs and services delivered by the city and sets direction for the work to be completed over the upcoming year as well as future years referenced in the budget forecast.

Council approved the 2015 budget on final budget day, Feb. 23. Highlights of the budget can be found in the table below. 

Operating budget

City of Kitchener tax rate increase 1.91%
Annual impact of city tax rate increase on average household ($269,000 assessment)* $19.59
Assessment growth 1.51%
Net tax levy requirement $108,055,193
Stormwater rate increase 3%
Annual impact of storm sewer rate on average household $4
Water rate increase 9.9%
Annual impact of water rate increase (250 metres cubed annual consumption) $43
Sanitary sewer rate increase 9.9%
Annual impact of sanitary sewer rate increase on average household (250 metres cubed annual consumption) $49
Total impact on average household (tax + utility increases) $115

*excludes impact of regional and school board tax rate changes as well as tax policy changes.

For more information about the utility rates, visit Kitchener Utilities. 

Background information

Below are the detailed reports presented to council as part of the 2015 budget process.

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