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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 2022 Strategic Priorities

“It is the intent of the City of Dawson Creek Council to continue moving towards new models of funding within the 2022 Budget, which will assist the City in creating a strong financial future. Bringing forward strategic priorities from 2021, the City of Dawson Creek Council will continue working towards a well-balanced budget, while considering new opportunities for funding and efficiencies.”            

View the full list of Strategic Priorities here.

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/#

2023 Budget 

Key Information

May 8, 2023 – Adoption of 2023 Annual Property Tax Rate Bylaw

April 24, 2023 – First three readings of 2023 Annual Property Tax Rate Bylaw

April 11, 2023 – Adoption of 2023 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw

March 27, 2023 – First three readings of 2023 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw

March 13, 2023 – 2023 Draft 3 Budget to be presented

February 21, 2023 – 2023 Public Budget Consultation (2023 Budget pamphlet)

February 6, 2023 – Report No. 23-017 2023 Draft 2 Budget Report

November 21, 2022 – Report 22-125 2023 Draft 1 Budget Report

September 19, 2022 – Council approved the Report 22-098 2023 Budget Assumptions

Previous Year’s Documents

2022 Budget Information

May 9, 2022 – Council adopted Tax Rate Bylaw No. 4525

April 25, 2022 – Council approved first three readings and adoption of the Tax Rate Bylaw

March 28, 2022 – Council adopted the 2022-2026 Financial Plan Bylaw

March 14, 2022  – 2022-2026 Financial Plan Bylaw to be presented

February 22, 20222022 Budget Public Consultation Meeting was held at Council Chambers, City Hall at 7:00pm. See the 2022 Budget Public Consultation Presentation here.

February 7, 2022Third Draft 2022 Budget Meeting (Five-Year Plan) was held

January 24, 2022 – Second Draft 2022 Budget Meeting was held

November 22, 2021 – First Draft 2022 Budget Meeting was held

November 8, 2021 – Council received the updated BC Assessment preliminary assessment roll report

October 14, 2021 – Council discussed 2022 Strategic Priorities

September 20, 2021 – Council approved the 2022 Provisional Budget Timeline and Report 21-128 2022 Budget Assumptions and Timeline Report

2021 Budget Information


August 17, 2020 – Council approved the 2021 Provisional Budget Timeline and Report 20-154 2021 Budget Assumptions and Timeline Report

November 23, 2020 – Council approved the First Draft of the 2021 Budget.

December 14, 2020 – Council approved the Second Draft of the 2021 Budget.

January 25, 2021 – Council approved the 2021-2025 Five Year Financial Plan: Draft 3 Budget Report.

January 29, 2021 – Council reconsidered motions from the January 25th meeting regarding the proposed 2021-2025 Five Year Financial Plan: Draft 3 Budget.

February 4, 2021 – Council hosted a 2021 Budget Public Consultation. To view the corresponding PowerPoint from the presentation, click here. Want a quick overview? Check out the 2021 Budget Brochure.

February 22, 2021 – Council gave the 2021-2025 Financial Plan it’s first three readings and adopted the bylaw at the Regular Meeting of Council on February 22, 2021.

April 26, 2021 – Council gave the first three readings of the Tax Rates Bylaw No. 4504 and the Alternative Municipal Tax Collection Scheme Bylaw 4505 and adopted them (updated versions to be posted soon). 

April 26, 2021 – Council was presented with the Audited 2020 Financial Statements and the 2020 Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) Report.


For more information:

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