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#VANBUDGET2020

We want to hear from you!

The 2020-2024 Budget Outlook  (923 KB) was approved by City Council in July. Now the work begins to align our numbers with the service levels and priorities of people who live and work in Vancouver.

This is where YOU come in.

We want to know about your priorities for Budget 2020 and your thoughts on how the City is managing its finances on your behalf. Your input will help inform the development of the draft budget, scheduled to be presented to Council in mid-December.

How to get involved

The Budget 2020 Talk Vancouver survey has now closed – results will be available shortly. There are still a variety of ways people can give feedback on the priorities and the overall budget, including:

  • In-person at community centres, libraries, and pop-ups: City staff will be available at community centres and locations across the city. Watch our events calendar for the timing.
  • Online: Learn about how the City builds the budget, how the budget benefits you, where your tax dollars go, and more.
  • On social media: Ask the City budget-related questions or learn more about the process on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Weibo.
  • Online webinar: Closer to the release of the proposed 2020 budget, City staff will hold a public webinar. Date to be announced.

Budget 2020 priorities

The Budget Outlook includes City Council’s priorities for alignment of spending for the next year’s budget, both in terms of ongoing work, and for new projects and initiatives in response to Council motions and direction.

The primary priority is to maintain and improve the core services that meet the daily needs of residents.

Four additional priorities will also guide City staff’s development of departmental service plans and budgets.


Deliver quality core services
that meet residents' needs




Address affordability
and the housing crisis




Protect and build
our economy




Increase focus
on diversity and
critical social issues




Accelerate action
on climate change

What we've heard so far

The 2019 Civic Service Satisfaction Survey was conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs in May and it asked residents to rate their satisfaction with the City’s services.

This feedback will be used to help direct spending for our next annual budget, #VanBudget2020.

Want to learn more about the budget process? ​Find out how we build the annual budget