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Stewardship Statement

“The Council of the City of Dawson Creek believes that the future quality of life in the community will be compromised if the current trends in revenues and expenditures are not addressed. Revenues are not growing fast enough to fund predicted future expenditures, especially for necessary infrastructure. Council intends to develop a range of solutions to protect the future of the community and urges our current citizens to actively engage with us in this vital work.”  November 7, 2016  

2019 Budget 

Budget Data Visualization

This tool was created to promote transparency and to help you navigate and stay updated regarding the current year’s approved budget operating revenues and expenditures, as well as the last two years of actual budget data.

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Key Information

May 3, 2019 – The Financial Plan and Tax Rate Bylaw were adopted. To view the Financial Plan click here.

May 1, 2019 – The first three readings of the Financial Plan and Tax Rate Bylaws were read. To view the agenda, click here.

April 8, 2019 – Council’s third Budget Meeting was held. The 2019-2023 Five-Year Financial Plan Summary was presented. To view the agenda and the five-year summary, click here.

March 11, 2019 – Council hosted a Public Consultation Session at the Co-op Mercer Hall in the Encana Events Centre to receive feedback from the community.

February 25, 2019 – Council’s second Budget Meeting was held. Council discussed the operations budget and reviewed and discussed capital budget projects. Check out the details on the 2019 Draft 2 Budget Report.

January 28, 2019 – Council’s first Budget Meeting was held.Proposed reduction strategies and the Capital Budget, as well as the Operations Budget, were discussed.Check out the details on the 2019 Draft 1 Budget Report.

November 19, 2018 – Council approved the 2019 Budget Process Timeline and the Budget Assumption Report. Some of the recommendations are as follows:

  1. That the 2019 Budget Timeline be approved as presented with the amendment to hold Strategic Planning the week of November 26-30, 2018.
  2. That the 2019 Financial Plan be based on the principles and values included in the City’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principle documents and other bylaw and policy documents.
  3. That the methodology used in preparing the 2019 Financial Plan will be based on an integrated and long term approach to setting tax rates, fees and charges and service provision.
  4. That a Strategic Planning Meeting will be held in late November to identify opportunities to close or reduce any funding gap created in the current operations budget and future plan. At the meeting Council and Senior staff will be discussing strategies, which include:
    1. a) Tax, fees and charges rate;
    2. b) Additional revenue opportunities;
    3. c) 2019 short-term targeted strategies;
    4. d) Long term targeted strategies; and/or
    5. e) Review of the Capital Plan.

Previous Year’s Documents

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If you have any questions or need more information,  please call 250.784.3600 or email or drop by at the Dawson Creek City Hall at 10105 12A Street.