KPMG presented the results of their service review completed for the City of Brampton at a recent Committee of Council.
KPMG stated: “The City of Brampton is a well-managed organization with strong financial practices. The City has continued to invest in itself so that it is prepared for future opportunity. Additionally, the City is a leader in several areas of service delivery.”
Findings showed the City performs as well or better than its peers in terms of property tax and staffing levels.
“Recreation program and facility costs per capita are the lowest of the comparator group. Similarly, planning and development expenses are significantly below the comparator average,” said KPMG.
Next, the City will conduct an in-depth review on KPMG’s recommendations around opportunities to capitalize on new technologies, service models, processes, and financing mechanisms that can help re-shape the organization and continue to provide quality levels of service to the community.
The timeline calls for a follow up report to Council in January of 2020.
“We thank KPMG for the comprehensive report on City services and opportunities to keep taxes low which has been a focus of this Council term. We have a focus on delivering efficient services, and this external perspective affirms Brampton’s leadership in municipal service delivery. We are looking forward to exploring these new opportunities identified for innovation and savings” said Mayor Patrick Brown.
“Brampton is a well-run city, staffed by high performing people with a passion for the city they serve. Our teams our focused on delivering a rich customer experience and I am confident the noted opportunities point us on a prudent path forward in terms of delivering efficient and effective service excellence,” stated Joe Pittari, Acting Chief Administrative Officer.
KPMG is a Canadian leader in delivering Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. KPMG responds to clients’ complex business challenges across the country and around the world. KPMG operates in over 40 locations across Canada. The firm’s more than 700 partners and more than 6,500 employees provide crucial services to many of the top business, not for profit and government organizations in Canada.
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