Budget Consultation 2022

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The City would like to consult and engage with residents about the 2022 budget, as we plan for the next five-year budget cycle, from 2022 to 2026. The lingering effects of a pandemic that has touched all facets of our lives for two years will continue to be a major budgeting factor in 2022. Weather conditions including heat waves and prolonged fire seasons because of climate change are also forcing the City to plan and budget differently. The supply issues and overall increases in inflation that you have likely experienced when purchasing consumer goods are also affecting many of the good that the City buys in order to provide services and manage capital projects. Overall, balancing the need to maintain existing services and activities with the cost pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic and other external influences will be challenging in 2022.

On this page, learn more about key budget timelines and processes, view documents, infographics, videos, and ask questions of the City's finance managers.

For historical budget documents, including the City's financial statements, visit the City's budget website.

Click here for historical information on last year's 2021 Budget Consultation.

Please note: The location of our in-person public engagement session has changed. The new location is the Norkam Mechanical Group Lounge at Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne Street.

The City would like to consult and engage with residents about the 2022 budget, as we plan for the next five-year budget cycle, from 2022 to 2026. The lingering effects of a pandemic that has touched all facets of our lives for two years will continue to be a major budgeting factor in 2022. Weather conditions including heat waves and prolonged fire seasons because of climate change are also forcing the City to plan and budget differently. The supply issues and overall increases in inflation that you have likely experienced when purchasing consumer goods are also affecting many of the good that the City buys in order to provide services and manage capital projects. Overall, balancing the need to maintain existing services and activities with the cost pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic and other external influences will be challenging in 2022.

On this page, learn more about key budget timelines and processes, view documents, infographics, videos, and ask questions of the City's finance managers.

For historical budget documents, including the City's financial statements, visit the City's budget website.

Click here for historical information on last year's 2021 Budget Consultation.

Please note: The location of our in-person public engagement session has changed. The new location is the Norkam Mechanical Group Lounge at Sandman Centre, 300 Lorne Street.

  • City of Kamloops Initiates Consultation on 2022 Budget

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    The City of Kamloops has launched consultation on the next City budget through its online engagement portal, LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Budget2022, and will be hosting an in-person budget information session on Monday, November 22. The City’s budget planning process follows an annual cycle, with opportunities for public input in November and February. Each year, the City updates its five-year financial plan to create and maintain the programs and services that contribute to a thriving community and make residents’ lives clean, enjoyable, and safe.

    The November public budget meeting is a key budget cycle activity. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 22, 7:00–9:00 pm, in the Norkam Mechanical Group Lounge at Sandman Centre.

    At the meeting, the City will inform residents on the 2022–2026 Five-Year Financial Plan. Residents are encouraged to come to the meeting; ask questions; and learn about the City’s financial planning process, how projects are funded, and how the budget is put together. The public will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the provisional budget and share new ideas to be considered in the supplemental budget in future budget years. Representatives from various City departments will be in attendance to answer questions the public may have about City operations.

    Feedback from residents on their priorities helps inform City planning and creates a stronger future for Kamloops.

    Any residents interested in a sneak peak at the budget are welcome to watch the Committee of the Whole meeting tomorrow at 9:00 am when Corporate Services Director Kathy Humphrey will be presenting the provisional budget to Council members for the first time.

    For more background, dates, key documents, and infographics, visit LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Budget2022.

  • 2022 Utility Rates

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    On October 5, 2021, Kathy Humphrey, the City's Corporate Services Director, presented the 2022 Budget Utility Rates to the Committee of the Whole. The utility bylaws, which will be presented to council for approval, will include a 2.5% Sanitary Sewer rate increase and a 0% water rate increase. In May 2021, Council approved updates and changes to the Solid Waste Bylaw that included an increase in the 2022 fees charged to support the operation of the utility. The increases were weighted to encourage use of smaller containers. Find the full report in the Document Library.

  • Budget 2022 Public Consultation Begins

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    As we look ahead to a challenging budgeting season, the City of Kamloops invites residents to learn about the process and weigh in with their questions. A great place to start is to review our basic city budget video series! Subscribe to get notifications about other ways to engage, including attending in-person budget consultations in November.


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