Budget Update 2020
Your City Council is moving to a new process of "multi year budgeting", which will create more predictability with our financial planning. As part of this process, Council is already debating the 2020 and 2021 budgets and finding ways to deliver a high level of service with minimal mill rate increases. As a result of deliberations in July, the estimated mill rate change for 2020 is 3.23%. This is lower than the 4% that was predicted earlier in the year and I will be working with my colleagues on Council and our community to find ways to lighten the impact for 2020. With increasing needs for services like policing and roadways this has been a challenge, but I am confident in our ability to work together and approve balanced plans for next year. As always, if you have ideas about how we can do a better job, please don't hesitate to be in touch!