The Town has now commenced its 2023 operating and capital budget development. The 2023 Budget represents the first budget of the new term of Council.

Aurora’s multi-year budget development includes a single year budget approval for the first year of Council followed by a three-year budget in the second year for the balance of the term.

2023 Budget Committee Calendar

Special Budget Consultation Meeting: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Agenda The budget committee will accept suggestions as to how the Town could increase non-tax revenues and/or save money on its delivery of existing processes and services. The budget committee will also ask individuals seeking funding or services in-kind from the Town to make a presentation of any requests of this nature to the committee for its consideration for inclusion in the Town’s upcoming 2023 budget and capital budget.

 

Introduction of the 2023 proposed budget to regular Council: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers
Agenda The Treasurer will kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the proposed 2023 budget, as well as introduce outlooks for 2024 to 2026 and the 10-year capital plan. Budget material will be distributed to Council members for their review at this meeting.
 Operating Budget Review: Monday, January 9, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Agenda The Treasurer will kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the proposed 2023 operating budget. The Committee will receive an introduction to both the budget process and the proposed 2023 operating and capital budgets; as well as the operating budget outlooks for 2024 to 2026. The review will include the corporate-wide impacts along with a review of the budget changes from 2022 to 2023 by department.
Capital Budget Review: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Agenda: The Treasurer will kick off the Budget Committee’s review of the Town’s proposed 2023 capital budget and 10-year plan. The Budget Committee will receive an introduction to the capital budget process and start its detailed review of the proposed budgets for repair & replacement, growth & new and studies & other capital projects. 
Operating Budget Review: Monday, January 16, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Agenda: The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed 2023 operating budget. Central York Fire Services, Aurora Public Library, Aurora Cultural Centre Board, Aurora Historical Society Board, Aurora Sports Hall of Fame and the Aurora Business Improvement Area (BIA) will present their funding requirements for 2023, their forecasted needs for 2024 to 2026 and provide update presentations to the Committee. Any outstanding capital reviews will continue. 
Budget Review: Monday, January 23, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Agenda: The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed budget, if required.
Council - 2023 Operating and Capital Budget Approval: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Time: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers
Agenda: The final 2023 operating and capital budget will be brought to Council for its final approval if the Budget Committee review has concluded by this time.
Budget Review: Monday, January 30, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Agenda: The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed budget, if required.
Budget Review: Monday, February 6, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Agenda: The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed budget, if required. 
Budget Review: Monday, February 13, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual Meeting
Agenda: The Budget Committee will continue its review of the proposed budget, if required.
Council - 2023 Operating and Capital Budget Approval: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers
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The final 2023 operating and capital budget will be brought to Council for its final approval if it has not been previously approved on January 24, 2022.

Aurora Budget Foundational Documents

The establishment of its annual operating and capital budgets are a very significant activity of  every municipal Council.  The Town's Finance Advisory Committee and Council have developed and approved two important foundational documents that offer clear direction as to how the Town will conduct its budget process.  The first document, Aurora Council Budget Principles, outlines the key principles that guide the Town in its development of its operating and capital budgets.  While the other document, Aurora Council Budget Process, outlines the formal process for the Town's operating and capital budget review and approval. These documents have been carefully prepared to ensure all participants in the process, whether staff, elected officials, community groups or residents, can understand the foundations of the budget and the full process of reviews applied to the budget details. 

Budget and Financial Information

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