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.


2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan

Over the past several months, the District of Sooke Council has reviewed each department’s services and budget impacts, engaged with the residents through an online survey, public input at meetings and an open house held in Council Chambers. On March 31, 2020, at a Special Council meeting the Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw was adopted, the final plan was presented at the March 9, 2020, Regular Council meeting.

At the May 11, 2020 Special Council meeting, an Amended 2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan and accompanying bylaw, were adopted.

All information regarding the 2020 budget and the 2020 – 2024 Five Year Financial Plan is provided below.

2020 Budget Process
Date & TimeMeeting/ EventAdditional InformationDocuments
Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pmSpecial Council MeetingService Level ReviewCouncil Presentation
Agenda
Draft 2020-2024 Financial Plan
Minutes
Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pmSpecial Council MeetingDraft Financial Plan, Budget Presentations and 1st & 2nd reading of Financial Plan BylawAgenda
Presentation
Minutes
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
Minutes
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.Regular Council MeetingTwo Reports - on information from the February 3 Committee of the Whole meetingAgenda
Minutes
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pmCommittee of the Whole MeetingFurther discussion on the budget items.Agenda
Minutes
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
Monday, May 11, 2020Regular Council MeetingAdoption of Amended BylawAgenda
Amended Five Year Financial Plan 2020 to 2024
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

CANCELLED

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.

 

Bylaws

Five Year (2020 – 2024) Financial Plan Bylaw

Tax Rate Bylaw, 2020

 

Financial Plans

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

2020 – 2024 Amended Five Year Financial Plan
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