City Council will deliberate and approve a budget for 2019 to both fund the core services our citizens rely on for a high quality of life and make investments in our community’s future through smart growth, improved transportation, modernized technology and environmental sustainability. The 2019 Business Plan & Budget will address City Council's 10 Strategic Priority areas and will also consider feedback received from residents through the 2017 Civic Services Survey.
2019 Business Plan & Budget Timeline
May 28, 2018:
The Governance and Priorities Committee approved a property tax target of 4.0 to 4.5 percent in order to achieve City Council’s Strategic Priorities and maintain existing service levels.
June 18, 2018:
Business Plan options were presented to the Governance and Priorities Committee aimed at achieving City Council’s Strategic Priorities.
August 18, 2018:
Of the business plan options presented in June 2018, City Council will complete an exercise to identify priority items to Administration who will then use this information to recommend which initiatives and service level enhancements to be included in the 2019 Business Plan and Budget.
October 15, 2018:
Preliminary Business Plan & Budget presented to the Governance and Priorities Committee.
November 26-28, 2018:
Budget deliberations and approval by City Council (both operating and capital).