Inside the City budget
On Thursday, Dec. 14, Council deliberated the 2018 budget, setting a provisional tax increase of 3.6 per cent. Find out how decisions will support our growing City through safety, transportation, addressing homelessness and planning for a sustainable future.
Every year presents its own budget challenges and difficult decisions and the City’s annual budget aims for a balance between setting a reasonable tax rate and delivering services expected by residents and businesses.
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Kelowna is one of the most fiscally responsible mid-sized cities in Canada, raising two-thirds of revenues from sources other than taxation. In our 2017 Citizen Survey, we heard that 84 per cent of residents say they receive very/fairly good value for their municipal tax dollars, and 90 per cent continue to say they are satisfied with the overall quality of services provided by the City.
The City of Kelowna has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 16 years in a row. The award program was established to encourage and assist local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality.