Developing 2019 Budget
Public Consultation / Meetings to discuss 2019 budget and 2019-2023 financial planThe public is invited to observe and participate in the City Council's budget meetings as Council members began discussions on the 2019 budget and 2019-2023 financial plan.
The Committee of the Whole Council (COWC) met on August 21, 2018 to discuss proposed Budget 2019 and Five Year Financial Plan development timeline and budget direction. The timeline was approved by Council on August 28, 2018:
- The COWC to discuss recommended grants in aid and fee for service agreements on November 13, 2018;
- The COWC to discuss City's operational budget on November 27 and December 11, 2018;
- The Council to consider early capital and provisional operating budget approvals on December 18, 2018.
(preliminary budget documents that would be discussed to presented on this web page).
The discussions will continue in 2019 to finalise the budget and set property tax rates by May 15, 2019.
In addition to seeking public feedback at the Council meetings, the City will also use public engagement platform and online budget consultation tool. This interactive tool to allow residents to see how their property tax dollars are planned to be spent and to provide valuable input on how they would like to spend their tax dollars on programs and services in our community. The 2018 interactive budget tool can be found at williamslake.citizenbudget.com, the 2019 tool will be active as soon as preliminary budget numbers are developed.
Residents are also encouraged to take a look at the City’s budget presentations on this web page (to be added, as information is presented to the City Council). The budget and expenses for all City departments and divisions to be presented as well as the City's capital plans. Residents will also see the 2019 budget and revisions as Council deliberates and makes decisions in the coming weeks and months.
If you would like to leave a comment on the City's 2019 budget for City Council, please e-mail us a message, stating your name and Williams Lake address (anonymous comments or comments from non-residents will not be presented to Council).