Budget process & calendar

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

Plans that influence the 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: 

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 Document centre for links to the plans that influence the budget.


Budget calendar

Key dates for the 2019 budget are below:

Aug. 24, 2018Departmental Integrated Work Plans complete
Sept. 6, 2018Establish City priorities for the 2019 budget year, based on discussion with Council and City Manager
Oct. 18, 2018City Manager meets with each department to review and prioritise capital requests, supplements and expenditure reductions
Dec. 10, 2018Council receives overview presentation of the 2019 budget
Dec. 13, 2018Council reviews and adopts of the 2019 provisional budget
March 18, 2019Council reviews and adopts carryover projects from 2018
April 29, 2019Council reviews and adopts final budget requests, property tax rates and 5-year Financial Plan