Niagara Region's budget has three components that are often referred to as the:
- Current operating budget which is similar to your day-to-day costs like gas, groceries or phone bill
- Rate supported budget which includes things like water, wastewater and waste management. Rates vary depending on where you live.
- Capital budget which is similar to your longer-term investments, like your car or house
Learn more about the difference between capital budgets and operating budgets.
Niagara Regional Council approved a budget for 2020 that balances the need to maintain core services, deliver critical infrastructure and protect the community.