The Financial Plan (Budget)

Our Draft 2017-2021 Financial Plan contains our proposed operating and capital budget, highlights of our work program, and the proposed tax increase for 2017.

Core services, such as public safety, transportation and recreation, and investments in new infrastructure and renewal of the existing built environment are primarily funded by your tax dollars.

We allocate funds to the highest service and infrastructure priorities, and your feedback plays a critical role.

Here's how you can provide your feedback

Email —
Phone —  604.990.2302
Write — Rick Danyluk, Manager - Financial Planning

We are accepting comments until January 9, 2017.

2017-2021 Financial Plan

This year's draft plan was introduced at Council's December 5 meeting. At that meeting, staff provided an overview of the proposed operating and capital budgets, the highlights of the work program, and the proposed tax increase for 2017.

2017 Financial Plan schedule

Date Meeting purpose Time & Location Comments
Monday, December 5 Budget presentation and introduction of the Draft Financial Plan Workbook 7:00pm
Council Chamber
Regular meeting of Council— Overview of budget highlights
Wednesday, January 4 Community Associations briefing 7:00-9:00pm
Committee Room
Financial Plan meeting
Monday, January 9 Receive public input and Council opening remarks 7:00pm
Council Chamber
Regular meeting of Council — Financial Plan
Monday, January 16 Financial plan deliberations 5:00-7:00pm
Committee Room
Tuesday, January 17 Financial plan deliberations (if required)  6:00-7:00pm
Committee Room
Monday, January 30 Proposed date for the first three readings of Financial Plan bylaws 7:00pm
Council Chamber
Regular Council meeting
Monday, February 6 Proposed date for the final adoption of Financial Plan bylaws 7:00pm
Council Chamber
Regular Council meeting
Monday, April 10 Proposed date for Tax Distribution Workshop 5:00-7:00pm
Committee Room
Monday, May 1 Proposed date for first three readings of Tax Rates bylaw 7:00pm
Council Chamber
Regular Council meeting
Monday, May 8 Proposed date for final adoption of Tax Rate bylaw 7:00pm
Council Chamber
Regular Council meeting

Draft Financial Plans from previous years

Date Draft Financial Plan
2016-2020 Download
2015-2019 Download
2014-2018 Download
2013-2017 Download 
2012-2016 Download 

Financial planning and municipal government

All municipalities in BC must have a financial plan (or budget) that is adopted annually, by bylaw, before the annual property tax bylaw is adopted. The financial plan may be amended by bylaw at any time.

The planning period for a financial plan is 5 years, that period being the year in which the plan is specified to come into force and the following 4 years.

The financial plan must set out the following for each year of the planning period:

  • proposed expenditures by the municipality
  • proposed funding sources
  • proposed transfers to or between funds

A process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan must be undertaken before the plan is adopted.


Roadmap to a sustainable future

Through our Official Community Plan (OCP) policies, we are fulfilling our community's vision of vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods where everyone is welcomed and valued.

Our many social, environmental, and economic plans are helping us implement those policies.