Budget 2020

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Each year, staff and Council determine how to balance the budget and ensure the minimal necessary tax increase while funding important maintenance work and new projects.

Central Saanich, like other municipalities, offers a broad range of services but has limited revenue sources and must focus on long-term and prudent fiscal management.

Services Central Saanich provides: Legislative and Administrative Services, Finance, Policing, Fire Protection, Planning, Building Inspections, Bylaw Enforcement, Park Use, Communications and Engagement, Civil Engineering and Public Works Services including Roads, Drainage, Water, Sewer, and Parks maintenance.

The Final 2020 Financial Plan is now online (see Document Library). It has

Each year, staff and Council determine how to balance the budget and ensure the minimal necessary tax increase while funding important maintenance work and new projects.

Central Saanich, like other municipalities, offers a broad range of services but has limited revenue sources and must focus on long-term and prudent fiscal management.

Services Central Saanich provides: Legislative and Administrative Services, Finance, Policing, Fire Protection, Planning, Building Inspections, Bylaw Enforcement, Park Use, Communications and Engagement, Civil Engineering and Public Works Services including Roads, Drainage, Water, Sewer, and Parks maintenance.

The Final 2020 Financial Plan is now online (see Document Library). It has been revised to account for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the municipality and residents.


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  • 2020 Financial Plan Adopted

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    26 May, 2020

    To help alleviate financial pressures for residents and the District, the revised 2020 budget as outlined below was approved by Council and includes core operations, grant-funded projects and work that will set the community up for a successful recovery. We understand these are uncertain times with many residents and businesses significantly affected, and we are using all of the tools available to assist. This budget balance the need to reduce financial impacts on residents and businesses immediately with the need to provide key services and minimize future property tax increases as best we can.

  • COVID-19 Financial Plan Revision

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    06 April, 2020

    Revised 2020 Financial Plan

    The District of Central Saanich will be considering a revised 2020 budget to address the financial impact on taxpayers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes to the draft budget will be presented to Council at the Council meeting on Monday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m.

    The revised budget reduces almost $177,000 in planned spending, accounts for a decrease in revenue and includes use of a $400,000 financial stabilization reserve fund as a pandemic contingency. The tax increase is also reduced to a proposed 2.85% and would support the basic municipal services and key projects and initiatives to move the District forward during the anticipated recovery period.

    This altered approach means that Central Saanich can implement an appropriate financial strategy to ensure continued funding is available to support daily operations, while also planning for the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The full report to Council regarding 2020 financial planning is available here. When the budget is approved, the Financial Plan bylaw and Tax Rates Bylaw will be updated and brought to Council for adoption at the April 20, 2020, Council meeting.