The January 28 Budget Committee meeting launched the 2019 Budget. A series of meetings will be held over the next several weeks prior to the final budget being approved by City Council on March 7. The Budget Meeting Schedule lists date and details for what is being discussed.


The City budget determines how much money the City will bring in and spend within a year. Learn how the City makes decisions, what the budget process is and get a general overview of how budget decisions impact you.

Learn the Basics

Learn the difference between the operating and capital budgets, as well as rate-supported budgets and the budget approval process.

How to Get Involved

Your voice matters. Find dates of Committee and Council budget schedules and meetings, learn how to make a deputation, provide feedback and watch online.

Notes, Reports & Presentations

Dig deeper into the 2019 budget. Click through the program areas, read analyst notes, reports and presentations.

Learn More

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How Your Tax Dollars Work for You

Learn more about where the money comes from, how your property taxes pay for City services, and how the budget is divided to deliver those services.

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Your Voice Matters

Learn more about how to get involved and have your say in the 2019 City budget process.