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Budget process & calendar

Every year City Council, the City Manager and City staff work together to develop an annual budget. 

The budget process, and the decisions that must be made on how to best lead the development of a safe, vibrant and sustainable city, are supported by the Official Community Plan, 2030 Infrastructure Plan20-year Servicing Plan and Council priorities.

The budget serves as an outline for how the monies that come into the City of Kelowna should be spent to maintain and improve the City. As the City is limited by the amount of resources available, the budget helps in determining which objectives have the highest priority and will produce the greatest positive impact in the community.

Decisions are guided by the City's Financial principles and strategies.

Check out the Annual Funding Cycle infographic for a visual on the year-long budget and tax process and the Document Centre for links to the plans that influence the budget.

Budget calendar: for the 2017 Financial PlanBudget calendar

Key dates for the 2017 budget are below.   

Date/time        Milestones 
Aug. 26, 2016  Departmental Integrated Work Plans complete
Sept. 8, 2016 Establish City priorities for the 2016 budget year, based on discussion with Council & City Manager
Oct. 19/20, 2016 City Manager meets with each department to review and prioritize capital requests, supplements and expenditure reductions
Dec. 12, 2016 Council receives overview presentation of the provisional 2017 Financial Plan
Dec. 15, 2016 Council reviews and adopts the provisional 2017 Financial Plan
March 13, 2017 Council reviews and adopts carryover projects from 2016
April 24, 2017 Council reviews and adopts final budget requests, property tax rates and 5-year Financial Plan 

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