2013 Budget Town Hall Meeting
Our Annual Budget Town Hall meeting was held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive. Council reviewed the draft budget - and the budget numbers are just the proposed numbers. The current increase is in fact 3.75% blended (operating and utility) or $102.
View the video recording of the Town Hall Meeting
View our Budget Town Hall Presentation
2013 budget survey results
We received several comments and questions at the Budget Town Hall Meeting. The Mayor responded to that public feedback with figures provided by staff.
Council reviewed the City's Draft 2013 Financial Plan at the February 26, 2013 Council Meeting.
the April 23, 2013 Council Meeting, Council reviewed Port Moody’s 2013-2017 Five Year Financial Plan.
Note: You can download the Powerpoint viewer from the link at the bottom of the page
What drives our budget process?
- Council’s Strategic Plan articulates high level community goals & objectives.
- Our Staff Business Plan identifies measurable departmental tasks to meet Council’s Strategic Plan
- Our Financial Plan attaches the resources to achieve the Business Plan.
Here’s how we set our financial plan:
- Staff got to work drafting their budgets in the summer of 2012.
- Our Executive Leadership Team reviewed and prioritized service levels in September 2012.
- We get your input in January 2013 through our website & a town hall meeting set for January 31.
- Council deliberates the budget from October 2012 to April 2013, and adopts the budget & tax rates by May 15, 2013.
What drives the budget? The delivery of services drives the budget! The level and mix of services delivered is driven by a number of factors including:
- Increased Growth/Diversity/Activity: more people of all ages and genders are demanding more services.
- Reduced Senior Government Funding: more and more, local governments have to financially fend for themselves.
- Legislation/Regulations: higher federal and provincial standards, stewardship and reporting increase the cost of doing business.
Learn more about Port Moody's budget
Download our booklet explaining the budget and what it means to you as a taxpayer.
Read what Council considered when setting the proposed 2013 tax rate
We believe that informed citizens are more engaged and more likely to participate in the planning process.
View individual departmental budgets