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Participate in the City's 2017 budget process

September 28 2016

It's your opportunity to get involved in the community engagement process for the City's 2017 budget and five-year financial plan.

We are offering several ways to engage with you before the full draft 2017 budget and five-year financial plan is released in November. The budget will then be reviewed by Council and the public before being finalized in December.

We've released the budget outlook

The 2017-2021 Budget Outlook helps guide you through our budget decisions, with a goal of keeping property-tax increases at a manageable level for homeowners and businesses, while enhancing services, infrastructure, and programs.

Facing the challenges and opportunities of a growing city, the budget outlook focuses on the key areas of:

  • Building a sustainable city
  • Enhancing the city's vibrancy, affordability, and liveability
  • Maintaining the City's financial health and enhancing operational effectiveness
  • Fostering Canada's leading economy

Read the budget outlook PDF file (1 MB)

All the ways you can get involved 

  1. Take an online survey during September 30 to October 31.
  2. Attend a budget roadshow during October 12 to 14. Meet the budget team and do an interactive budgeting exercise. Roadshow locations include:

    • Wednesday, October 12
      Roundhouse, 8:30am - 10:30am
      Douglas Park Community Centre, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
      Aboriginal Friendship Centre, 7:00pm - 10:00pm (West Coast Night)
    • Thursday, October 13
      Dunbar Community Centre, 9:00am - 11:00am
      Carnegie Community Centre,  noon - 2:00 pm
      Gordon Neighbourhood House, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Friday, October 14
      Sunset Community Centre, 10:00am - 11:30 am
      Renfrew Community Centre/Vancouver Public Library, 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
      Hillcrest Centre/Terry Salman Branch Library, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
       
  3. Take a phone survey when you call 3-1-1 during October 7 to 21.
  4. Drop by our budget open house on October 27, 5:30pm to 8:00pm in Committee Room 1 on the 3rd Floor of City Hall. Learn about the budget, speak with our budget team, and offer detailed feedback.
  5. Attend a public dialogue session for the draft budget in November (time and location coming soon).

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