Join us! Virtual Budget Open House on December 8: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Community members are invited to bring their questions for staff on the proposed 2021 Budget which will be presented at the virtual open house on Tuesday, December 8th:
- Residents can submit their questions in advance by phone at 250.642.1634 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To participate in the live session, please register here or email email@example.com.
- Presentations by staff will be broadcast live on Tuesday, December 8th via MS Teams: a morning session will run 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and an evening session will run 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A recording of the broadcast will be available on the District’s website and YouTube channel after the event for those unable to attend or wishing to listen to the dialogue from both sessions.
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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
- 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.
2021-2025 Five-Year Financial Plan
The planning process for the 2021-2025 Five Year Financial Plan has begun. Council and staff are eager to hear from you, below you will find a list of dates and events where you will be able to provide your feedback and learn how municipal budgeting works!
|2021-2025 Five-Year Financial Plan Schedule|
|Event/ Meeting||Date & Time||Details||Links/ Documents|
|Online Survey||September 2-30, 2020||Citizen Budget - interactive online engagement||Survey Now Closed|
|Mail Out||September 24-October 13||100 random households selected to complete a budget questionnaire||n/a|
|Special Council Meeting||October 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm||Survey results, questionnaire results, Service level review, Department budget requests (presented to Council)||Agenda|
|Regular Council Meeting||November 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm||Draft budget presented||Agenda|
|Regular Council Meeting|
postponed to November 30th
|1st & 2nd Reading of the bylaw||Agenda|
|Special Council Meetng||November 30, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.||1st & 2nd Reading of the bylaw||Agenda|
|Virtual Open House||December 8, 2020 @ 9:30-11:00 a.m. AND 6:30-8:00 p.m.||Online open house via MS Teams (registration will be required)||For more information and to register to participate, please visit (link to come soon)|
|Regular Council Meeting||December 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm||3rd Reading of the bylaw (Formal Public Input)||Links to come|
|Regular Council Meeting||January 2020||Adoption of the bylaw||Links to come|
If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check back to stay informed on how you can continue to participate in the budget-planning process.
2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan
All information regarding the 2020 budget and the 2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan is provided below.
|2020 Budget Process|
|Date & Time||Meeting/ Event||Additional Information||Documents|
|Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm||Special Council Meeting||Service Level Review||Council Presentation
Draft 2020-2024 Financial Plan
|Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm||Special Council Meeting||Draft Financial Plan, Budget Presentations and 1st & 2nd reading of Financial Plan Bylaw||Agenda
|Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Open House in Council Chambers 2225 Otter Point Road||Public Discussion on Financial Plan & Access to Online Survey||Survey Closed
Results included in February 3, 2020 Committee of the Whole agenda.
|Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm||Committee of the Whole Meeting||Budget Discussion||Agenda
|Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.||Regular Council Meeting||Two Reports - on information from the February 3 Committee of the Whole meeting||Agenda
|Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm||Committee of the Whole Meeting||Further discussion on the budget items.||Agenda
|Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm||Regular Council Meeting||3rd Reading of the Bylaw||Agenda|
|Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm||Regular Council Meeting-CANCELLED||Formal Public Input & Adoption of Bylaw||Meeting will be rescheduled - please check back for date|
|Tuesday, March 31, 2020||Special Council Meeting||Adoption of Bylaw||Agenda|
|Monday, May 11, 2020||Regular Council Meeting||Adoption of Amended Bylaw||Agenda
Amended Five Year Financial Plan 2020 to 2024
|Note: This information will be updated frequently. Please check back often.|
View Regular and Special meetings (ALL open to the public) outlined below online at Agenda and Minutes.