Each year we conduct public engagement to get input from residents and businesses to guide the development of the draft annual budget.
We conduct engagement on the budget a number of ways, including:
- Talk Vancouver survey
- Community and key stakeholder outreach
All of the public's input on the budget helps to inform City Council’s deliberation of the draft budget, leading to the approval of a final budget for the upcoming year.
How we engaged
Engagement for the 2021 Budget was conducted between August and September 2020.
Over 8,300 Vancouver residents and businesses participated in the survey, which was conducted mainly online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were also approximately 10,600 visits to the Shape Your City budget pages. Participants were also able to try balancing the budget themselves through a new interactive tool.
2021 Budget approved
The Draft 2021 Budget was presented to City Council for their consideration on December 1, 2020. Council approved it on December 8, with some changes.
Your City budget explained
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