Each year, the District of Sooke Council must adopt a five-year financial plan, with the current year of the plan being the annual budget. The financial plan identifies both operating and capital expenditures balanced against revenues from such sources as:

  • property tax
  • sale of services
  • grants
  • transfers from other governments

The financial plan is developed by Council through their strategic planning process and identifies for staff and the public what types and quality of services are to be provided. A public consultation process is required for the financial plan and the municipality must produce annual audited financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. The audited statements must be included in the Annual Municipal Report.

The District of Sooke is soliciting community input on the draft 2020-2024 Five-Year Financial Plan and has created an online survey for public participation. The survey will be open until noon on January 29, 2020, and the results will be compiled and presented to Council on February 3, 2020, Committee of the Whole meeting.

2020 BUDGET SURVEY – now closed

2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan

Over the next few months, the District of Sooke Council will be provided with an overview of each department’s services and budget impacts, then they will review and approve the Financial Plan and Property Tax Rates for 2019. The process involves open dialogue and consultation with the residents of the District of Sooke with opportunities for the public to find out more about the District’s budgeting process. The Five Year Financial Plan and Tax Rate bylaws must be adopted by May 15, 2020.

Information regarding the 2020 budget and the 2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan will be posted here as it becomes available. The details from these meetings will be posted on the Agenda & Minutes page of the District website.

DRAFT Five-Year Financial Plan

2020 Budget Process
Date & TimeMeeting/ EventAdditional InformationDocuments
Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pmSpecial Council MeetingService Level ReviewCouncil Presentation
Draft 2020-2024 Financial Plan
Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pmSpecial Council MeetingDraft Financial Plan, Budget Presentations and 1st & 2nd reading of Financial Plan BylawAgenda
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pmOpen House in Council Chambers 2225 Otter Point RoadPublic Discussion on Financial Plan & Access to Online SurveySurvey Closed
Results included in February 3, 2020 Committee of the Whole agenda.
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 pmCommittee of the Whole MeetingBudget DiscussionAgenda
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.Regular Council MeetingTwo Reports - on information from the February 3 Committee of the Whole meetingAgenda
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pmCommittee of the Whole MeetingFurther discussion on the budget items.Agenda
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pmRegular Council Meeting3rd Reading of the BylawAgenda
Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7:00 pmRegular Council Meeting-CANCELLEDFormal Public Input & Adoption of BylawMeeting will be rescheduled - please check back for date
Tuesday, March 31, 2020Special Council MeetingAdoption of BylawAgenda
Note: This information will be updated frequently. Please check back often.

PAST BUDGET for 2019

February 27, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. Special (Budget) Council Meeting – Department Presentations Draft Financial Plan Bylaw_Feb-27-2019

2019 Budget Presentations

March 4, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. Special (Budget) Council Meeting – Department Presentations Draft Financial Plan Bylaw_Mar-4-2019

2019 Budget Presentations-Day 2


March 5, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

Special (Budget) Council Meeting – Department Presentations (if required). no additional details.
March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting 1st & 2nd Reading of Bylaw

Draft 2019 Budget

March 20, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. Open House (3:00 – 7:00 p.m.) Council Chambers Public Consultation (Informal public input)
March 25, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting Formal Public Input & 3rd Reading of Bylaw

DRAFT Financial Plan March 25, 2019

April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Council Meeting Final Adoption of Bylaw

View Regular and Special meetings (ALL open to the public) outlined below online at Agenda and Minutes.



2019 – 2023 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw

2019 Property Tax Rate Bylaw


Financial Plans

(Unofficial copies – contact Director of Finance to verify):

2019 – 2023 Five Year Financial Plan
2018 – 2022 Five Year Financial Plan
2017 – 2021 Five Year Financial Plan
2016 – 2020 Five Year Financial Plan
2015 – 2019 Five Year Financial Plan
2014 – 2018 Five Year Financial Plan
2013 – 2017 Five Year Financial Plan
2012 – 2016 Five Year Financial Plan
2011 – 2015 Five Year Financial Plan
2010 – 2014 Five Year Financial Plan
2009 – 2013 Five Year Financial Plan
2008 – 2012 Five Year Financial Plan
2007 – 2011 Five Year Financial Plan
2006 – 2010 Five Year Financial Plan
2005 – 2009 Five Year Financial Plan
2004 – 2008 Five Year Financial Plan
2003 – 2007 Five Year Financial Plan
2002 – 2006 Five Year Financial Plan