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Adoption of the 2022 Budget – Managing Better to Serve Better
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Adoption of the 2022 Budget – Managing Better to Serve Better

Gatineau, January 31, 2022. – Gatineau today tabled its 2022 Budget, which reflects the new Municipal Council's orientations. Committed to managing Gatineau's revenues differently, the tax increase will make it possible to maintain and enhance services to residents.

Highlights

The Municipal Council adopted a $699.5 M budget for 2022.
The tax increase for 2022 is 1.9%, which is equivalent to $57 for a median residence of $256,000.
In addition, $7.72 will be added to the tax bill to enhance services at the ecocentres, manage bulky waste, and repair and deliver bins on wheels.
In line with the Council's program, which was unanimously adopted, this budget will make it possible to take concrete actions to enhance services to residents.
Deferral of the budget's adoption gave councillors the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the municipal finances.
As a result of that deferral, the first instalment of 2022 taxes will be due on March 23, 2022.

The 2022 budget tops up several envelopes regarding service enhancements. It also includes a significant increase in infrastructure investments.

Principal investments

For 2022, Gatineau will invest $271 M, which is twice as much as last year, to maintain and upgrade its infrastructures.
In addition, the $190 M investment in road repairs will be done over four years instead of five.
Gatineau also intends to introduce a governance structure for projects under the projects stream of its investment plan (PIVP) in order to:
- determine how much will need to be set aside for each of those projects; and
- seek out partners and grants.

ENHANCING SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC

$431,080 to fund the urban outdoor action plan in accordance with the funding plan tabled in 2019.
$166,000 for the urban agriculture program.
$130,000 for the emergency rent supplement and grants to municipalities program.
$110,000 for ongoing funding of the Réseau blanc.

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

$600,000 for the climate plan transition year.
$1,000,000 to advance sustainable mobility in collaboration with STO. Gatineau intends to develop a global vision for active, public and local transportation to promote intermodality.
$175,000 to fund the Boucher Forest Foundation.
$180,000 to fund measures under the forest and woodlots management plan that will be undertaken this year.

RESIDUAL MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

$383,000 to optimize the ecocentres.
$537,285 to manage bulky waste.
$190,837 to enhance the delivery and repair of bins on wheels.

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“This budget is unquestionably about enhancing services to Gatineau residents. This is the largest budget increase for those services in a long time, bringing that envelope to $4.8 million. We also responded to residents' main concerns through significant infrastructure investments, particularly in our roads. The revised financial structure will give us more flexibility in advancing our ambitions. With this budget, we will be able to take tangible steps towards an innovative, green and inclusive economic revival. This Municipal Council is committed to managing better to better serve,” pointed out Gatineau Mayor France Bélisle.


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Ville de Gatineau
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À propos de Gatineau

Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 291 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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