Budget 2022

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Read the District of Central Saanich's Draft 2022 Financial Plan.

2022 Highlights

  • The 2022 budget maintains the service levels and assets expected by the community and also invests in the following:
    • investments in Police and Fire Services
    • a new Infrastructure Manager position to lead the implementation of annual asset replacement programs required
    • the asset management plan (1.25% for future asset replacement and 0.25% for new infrastructure).
  • At present, the Central Saanich 2022 budget is balanced at $34.4 million. In 2020 the District received $3,455,000 from the Canada-BC Safe Restart Grant for Local Governments to cover impacts of

Read the District of Central Saanich's Draft 2022 Financial Plan.

2022 Highlights

  • The 2022 budget maintains the service levels and assets expected by the community and also invests in the following:
    • investments in Police and Fire Services
    • a new Infrastructure Manager position to lead the implementation of annual asset replacement programs required
    • the asset management plan (1.25% for future asset replacement and 0.25% for new infrastructure).
  • At present, the Central Saanich 2022 budget is balanced at $34.4 million. In 2020 the District received $3,455,000 from the Canada-BC Safe Restart Grant for Local Governments to cover impacts of the pandemic on the District’s operations and cash flow.
  • After new growth (non-market change in property assessment) and COVID-19 restart funds are taken into account, the budget results in a property tax increase of $104 or 4.84% to the average residence.
  • Of the annual tax bill residents pay, approximately half is collected for other agencies to help pay for schools, the Capital Regional District, the Capital Regional Hospital District, BC Transit and BC Assessment.
  • Property taxes fund approximately half the District’s budget (operating, capital, and debt). Utility and program fees and charges, grants, investments, and reserves fund the remainder.
  • Municipal 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.

Interested in learning more?

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Tuesday, February 22, 6 pm - Introduction and Operations

Monday, March 7, 6 pm - Operations continued

Monday, April 4, 7 pm - Capital Plan

Tuesday, April 19, 7 pm - Budget Summary and Council consideration


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