Where the money comes from
Cities pave our streets, fight crime and fires, bring water to our taps, pick up waste and recycling, build and maintain our parks, protect our creeks and wetlands, and provide opportunities for us to get active.
To pay for services and projects, the City must raise money. Funding comes from a number of sources including fees and charges, reserve or surplus funding and taxation.
The City of Kelowna raises revenues through:
- Property taxes on homes and businesses
- User fees and fines, including:
- Reserves, grants and other revenue, like public/private partnerships
- Fees collected from land developers (e.g. Development Cost Charges)