Budget process & calendar

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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 money 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.

Budget calendar

Key dates for the 2020 budget are below:

June 19, 2019Establish City priorities for the 2020 budget year, based on discussion with Council and City Manager
Oct. 17, 2019City Manager meets with each department to review and prioritise capital requests, supplements and expenditure reductions
Dec. 9, 2019Council receives overview presentation of the 2020 budget
Dec. 12, 2019Council reviews and adopts of the 2020 provisional budget
March 23, 2020Council reviews and adopts carryover projects from 2019
April 27, 2020Council reviews and adopts final budget requests, property tax rates and 5-year Financial Plan