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:
- Official Community Plan
- 2030 Infrastructure Plan
- 10-Year Capital Plan
- 20-year Servicing Plan
- Council priorities
- Imagine Kelowna community vision
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.
Key dates for the 2021 budget are below:
|Sept 10, 2020||Establish City priorities for the 2021 budget year, based on discussion with Council and City Manager|
|Oct. 15, 2020||City Manager meets with each department to review and prioritise capital requests, supplements and expenditure reductions|
|Dec. 7, 2020||Council receives overview presentation of the 2021 budget|
|Dec. 10, 2020||Council reviews and adopts of the 2021 preliminary budget|
|March 15, 2021||Council reviews and adopts carryover projects from 2020|
|April 26, 2021||Council reviews and adopts final budget requests, property tax rates and 5-year Financial Plan|