Video of Council Budget Presentations
November 20, 2018 - Council Budget Meeting
Council met for a Budget Meeting in the morning prior to the Regular Council Meeting in the afternoon. Corporate Services Director Kathy Humphrey provided a detailed presentation on the overall 2019 provisional budget, and managers in the Civic Operations and Development, Engineering, and Sustainability Departments presented their budgets and highlighted efficiencies and opportunities in their areas. View the video of these presentations.
The City's provisional budget indicates a 3.38% increase, summarized as follows:
·1.1% increase from new provincial rates and taxes (BC Hydro, ICBC, Employer Health Tax, and Carbon Tax).
·0.6% increase from three Council approved additional RCMP officers.
·1.7% increase from inflation and increased services, including additional transit hours and enhanced snow clearing and street maintenance. The increase is offset by increasing revenues from overall development and community growth.
The Council Budget Meeting will continue on Tuesday, November 27, at 9:00 am, with presentations from managers in the Corporate Services and Community and Protective Services Departments. Meanwhile, a Public Budget Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 28, at 7:00 pm, at the Sports Centre Lounge at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. The presentation at this public meeting will be shared via a Facebook Live video on the City’s Facebook page for those who are unable to attend or wish to view the presentation at a later date.
The 2019 Budget Consultation has concluded.