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Utility Fee payments due by March 15

The City is reminding Burnaby property owners that 2021 Utility Fees are due March 15, 2021. To be eligible for the discounted amount, all fees must be paid in full on or before the due date.
City of Burnaby Seeks Task Force, Resident Input on Housing Progress

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In a move that may be without precedent in Canada, the City of Burnaby has reconvened two groups who participated in the 2019 Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing to ask an important question: How are we doing so far?
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A Message from Mayor Mike Hurley

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To my fellow Burnaby residents,

Last year was unlike any our city has seen as the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges. At the same time, this singular event highlighted the true spirit of the Burnaby community, in the resilience and caring shown for our neighbours by following public health guidelines to curb transmission of the virus, and in how we found ways to support one another.

In spite of the challenges of the pandemic, we anticipate moving forward with all of the plans presented in the 2021-2025 Provisional Financial Plan. The proposed property tax increase at this time for 2021 is 2.95%. This is an average increase of approximately $54 for a residential property. Although costs continue to rise, the City continues to look for other sustainable sources of revenues as well as creating efficiencies to contain any unnecessary cost increases thereby keeping property tax increases to a minimum. The 2021-2025 Provisional Financial Plan incorporates many initiatives that will benefit the community. We will continue to use every resource available to us to serve Burnaby citizens, businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

A priority today and for many years ahead will be the fight against climate change. Responding to City Council’s declaration of a Climate Emergency in 2019, we have now developed a framework to put into action the commitment for Burnaby to be “carbon neutral” (no longer contributing to the carbon emissions that accelerate climate change) by 2050. This will ensure residents can continue to enjoy an environment that is healthy and resilient. On the corporate level, we are also developing a City Energy Strategy that challenges us to take a leadership role by de-carbonizing our City buildings and fleet vehicles by 2040.

To ensure our actions are integrated and comprehensive – supporting Climate Action in all we do – in 2021 we will finalize two key documents: an updated Burnaby Transportation Plan and a new housing strategy. We will also soon begin an update to the Official Community Plan. Collectively, these plans will ensure our city grows in a way that is green, connected and affordable.

The City of Burnaby is committed to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ‘Calls to Action’ for local governments. In addition to acknowledging that the land Burnaby is on is unceded territory, Government-to-Government relationships have been initiated with a number of local Nations. The City aims to acknowledge and address the consequences of colonial policies. We are working hard to establish effective working relationships with local Nations and to advance reconciliation at a corporate level.

Mayor Mike Hurley


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    Business Watch is a collaborative effort between local business communities and the Burnaby RCMP providing tools and resources to help reduce and prevent crime in Burnaby.
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    The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) works to attract and retain new business and create a favourable business environment to stimulate economic growth in the community.
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    Burnaby's 2021–2025 Provisional Financial Plan

    The City is pleased to present the 2021-2025 Provisional Financial Plan.
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