Budget 2021

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Like other Canadian municipalities, Central Saanich must balance a budget that accounts for inflation, service delivery and putting away for aging infrastructure, and investing in new roles of local government, such as climate change and emergency management.

The 2021 Draft Financial Plan was prepared by staff and will be presented to Council for consideration in a series of presentations open to the public via Zoom. Meetings are being broadcast live and live-streamed.(External link) If you wish to speak or make a submission to Council, you can email municipalhall@csaanich.ca or call 250.652.4444 for information on how to participate in the meetings, or place written correspondence the drop box at Municipal Hall prior to 12 p.m., noon, on the day of the meeting.

Council budget meetings

Tues, Feb 16, 6 p.m. Introduction and Operations

Tues, Feb 23, 6 p.m. Operations continued

Mon, Mar 15, 6 p.m. Capital Plan

Mon, Mar 29, 6 p.m. Budget Summary and Council consideration


About Central Saanich's budget: Central Saanich offers a range of services but has limited revenue sources and we are focused on the long-term and prudent fiscal management. Services include Legislative and Administrative Services, Finance, Policing, Fire Protection, Planning, Building Inspections, Bylaw Enforcement, Community Services, Civil Engineering and Public Works Services including Roads, Drainage, Water, Sewer, and Parks.

Questions? Please post a question on this page or contact us (see Who's Listening to the right).

Like other Canadian municipalities, Central Saanich must balance a budget that accounts for inflation, service delivery and putting away for aging infrastructure, and investing in new roles of local government, such as climate change and emergency management.

The 2021 Draft Financial Plan was prepared by staff and will be presented to Council for consideration in a series of presentations open to the public via Zoom. Meetings are being broadcast live and live-streamed.(External link) If you wish to speak or make a submission to Council, you can email municipalhall@csaanich.ca or call 250.652.4444 for information on how to participate in the meetings, or place written correspondence the drop box at Municipal Hall prior to 12 p.m., noon, on the day of the meeting.

Council budget meetings

Tues, Feb 16, 6 p.m. Introduction and Operations

Tues, Feb 23, 6 p.m. Operations continued

Mon, Mar 15, 6 p.m. Capital Plan

Mon, Mar 29, 6 p.m. Budget Summary and Council consideration


About Central Saanich's budget: Central Saanich offers a range of services but has limited revenue sources and we are focused on the long-term and prudent fiscal management. Services include Legislative and Administrative Services, Finance, Policing, Fire Protection, Planning, Building Inspections, Bylaw Enforcement, Community Services, Civil Engineering and Public Works Services including Roads, Drainage, Water, Sewer, and Parks.

Questions? Please post a question on this page or contact us (see Who's Listening to the right).

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Please use the Q&A Feature or see "Who is Listening" for staff contact information to offer your input or pose questions.

    Please take our pre-budget survey. This survey will close March 22, 2021. 


    Background

    • Central Saanich’s annual budget is ~$30 million. 
    • Half of your property tax bill is collected for other regional agencies, such as the library, CRD and BC Transit. The other half funds local infrastructure, services and operations.
    • We heard during the 2019 Citizen Survey that respondents want the District to focus on roads and road safety. They also told us that providing more of the following services would make the District more livable: transportation infrastructure (including sidewalks and bike lanes), local businesses, community events and public transit.
    • In previous decades new infrastructure was installed and long-term cost to maintain/replace it was not incorporated into future budgets—we’re now focused on sustainability and building up funds for now and in the future. For more information, please see our Sustainable Asset Management Plan.
    • The District has one of the lowest business tax rates in the region. 
    • Council is focused on the following priorities for 2020-2022:
      • Invest in Road Safety, Transit and Safe, Accessible Active Transportation (An Active Transportation Plan is expected to be adopted in 2021 along with a financial strategy)
      • Invest in Climate Action and a Healthy Environment
      • Focus on Strong Local Economy and Support Agriculture
      • Manage Responsible Growth
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