Although budget time is still months away, regional councillors in Durham are already starting to work on the 2013 financial plan. The region has set a target increase of 2.75 percent, which translates into an extra $64, on the tax bill of a home valued at $319,000. Regional Councillor Bob Chapman says the budget includes a 7.2 percent funding increase, for Durham Regional Police. The budget will also see Durham Region Transit get a 12.2 percent funding increase to help pay for planned service expansions. A finalized budget will be delivered in February.