Council needs to hear what are your priorities and what you think about the proposed tax rate as they discuss the budget for this year. It’s easy to talk taxes with Council. Here’s how:
1. Download our booklet explaining the budget and what it means to you as a taxpayer
2. View individual departmental budgets to see what’s driving the budget this year
3. Connect with your Council
We had Council Cafe sessions on Jan 21, 23 or 25
Citizens met up with their elected officials and key staff members at City Hall, Kyle Centre, and the Recreation Complex on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 21, 11am-1pm
Thursday, January 23, 6–8pm
Saturday, January 25, 11am–1pm
Budget Town Hall Meeting January 27, 2014
View the Budget Presentation
Watch the meeting:
Want to have your say, but can’t attend the meeting in person? We’ve got more ways to engage you in the budget conversation.
|| Go to a casual Council Cafe on Jan 21, 23 and 25 at City Hall, the Rec Complex or Kyle Centre
|| Attend our Budget Town Hall Meeting at 7pm on Jan 27 at Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr)
Learn more about Port Moody’s Budget Consultation Process
Click here to view the Mayor, Council & Staff 2014 Budget Videos
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 2013.
- Our Executive Leadership Team reviewed and prioritized service levels in September 2013.
- We get your input in January 2014 through our website & a town hall meeting set for January 27.
- Council deliberates the budget from October 2013 to April 2014, and adopts the budget & tax rates by May 15, 2014.
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.