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Barrie's Responsible Spending: 2014–2018

Barrie is a dynamic community o n the cusp of significant growth. Responding to the changing needs of our growing population means thinking and doing things differently. Over the past four years, Council and staff have embraced innovation to improve how the City does business and ensure we’re building a community that respects both current and future taxpayers.

There are always tough choices t o be made when it comes to balancing the cost of delivering t he 60+ services the community relies on with available resources. Increased education and engagement efforts have focused on providing more opportunities for citizens to participate in the City’s annual budget process and increasing the understanding of how tax dollars are spent.