As the City plans for its next five-year budget cycle, from 2019-2023, it consulted and engaged with residents about the 2019 provisional budget and supplemental items on the Let's Talk Budget web page. There, citizens could get informed, find key timelines, view videos, documents and FAQ's related to the budget process.
The City is now at the end of the budget consultation life cycle. On Tuesday, March 12, Council met as a Committee of the Whole to review and decide on the supplemental items to be included in the 2019-2023 Five-year Financial Plan and to determine the tax requirement for the 2019 budget.
The Committee approved 12 of the 13 proposed supplemental items and the resulting overall tax rate increase for 2019 will be 2.96% (the provisional tax rate increase, before the consideration of supplemental items, was 2.26%).
At its April 16 Committee of the Whole Meeting, Council will subsequently set the tax rates.
Please visit the Let's Talk Budget web page for more information, documents and videos on the budget process.
For historical reference, below are some documents related to the previous Five-year Financial Plan 2018-2022. These documents highlight efficiencies throughout the organization. Please note, in early 2018, the organizational structure of the City changed, and the titles of the departments below reflect the previous organizational structure.
- Public Works and Utilities Department
- Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department
- Corporate Services and Community Safety Department
- Development and Engineering Services Department