Council expenses consist of two components:
- Annual local expense budget
- Annual travel and training expense budget
Local expense budget
The annual local expense budget is 10% of the Council member’s salary for expenses incurred in the Lower Mainland while representing the City of Vancouver. This budget can be used to pay for parking, transportation, business meetings, community events, and memberships.
Travel and training expense budget
The annual travel and training expense budget enables Council members to attend meetings, events, and conferences outside the Lower Mainland. Council members must obtain Council approval to attend these events and have the travel expenses covered by the travel and training budget.
Track Council expenses using Open Data
Datasets are updated quarterly, and available in CSV, XLS, and XML formats.