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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  

Council’s 2019 Strategic Priorities

“It is the intent of the City of Dawson Creek Council to move the Peace River Agreement revenue currently used for the Operations of the City back into the Capital program. As Council moves forward, it is the aspiration that a minimum of 85% of the Peace River Agreement revenue received be used for Capital investment with the remaining portion used for Operations towards debt servicing. The goal is to achieve this over the next seven years.” May 13, 2019

2020 Budget 

The Public is encouraged to fill out a feedback survey on the 2020 Budget to provide input for consideration in the first draft of the budget.  Deadline to complete a survey is November 10th at 11:59 pm. 

The first public consultation is scheduled for Monday, October 21st at 1 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.

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.

To access this tool, go to: https://dawsoncreek.openbook.questica.com/#

Key Information

October 7, 2019 – Council approved the 2020 Budget Process Timeline  and the 2020 Budget Assumption. Some of the recommendation as follows:

  1. That the 2020 Budget Timeline be approved as presented.
  2. That the 2020 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 2020 Financial Plan be based on an integrated and long term approach to setting tax rates, fees and charges and service provision.

October 21, 2019 – First Public Consultation – 1 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

December 16, 2019 – First Draft Budget Meeting – 1 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

January 27, 2020 – Second Draft Budget Meeting – 1 PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

February 10, 2020 – Second Public Consultation – Venue to be determined.

March 9, 2020 – 2020-2024 – Five Year Plan Meeting – 1 PM in Council Chambers.

March 23, 2020 – Council to approve first two readings of the Financial Plan Bylaw.

April 6, 2020 – Council to approve third reading of the Financial Plan Bylaw.

April 27, 2020 – Council to adopt the Financial Plan Bylaw.

Previous Year’s Documents

For more information:

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