Public Budget Meeting November 28
A record number of residents came out to the public budget meeting held at McArthur Island Sports Centre on November 28. The public had the opportunity to hear from the City's Corporate Services Director, Kathy Humphrey, as she presented the 2019 provisional budget.
The City's provisional budget indicates a 3.38% increase. There are some key financial cost drivers behind the increase, including increases in provincially driven programs, additional RCMP members, increased service levels, and inflation and wages, as detailed below:
- 1.1% increase due to new provincial rates and taxes (BC Hydro, ICBC, Employer Health Tax, and Carbon Tax)
- 1.28% increase due to three Council-approved additional RCMP officers, increased services including additional transit hours, and snow clearing and street maintenance.
- 1% increase due to inflation and wages. The increase is offset by increasing revenues from overall development and community growth.
You can view the recorded video of the public budget meeting here.
You can view the Powerpoint presentation from the public budget meeting here. There are also some other documents available for download in the 'Document Library' in the right-hand section of this web page.
The 2019 Budget Consultation has concluded.