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How we build the
City of Vancouver's
Annual Budget

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Budget

Citizen Engagement

Satisfaction Survey

Council Direction

Staff Direction

External Factors

All these  blocks work together to help build our annual City budget and financial plans.

Annual Budget

The majority of the budget goes toward funding existing core services - things like policing, fire and rescue, utilities (incl. water and sewer), facilities (recreation centres) and other city infrastructure.

Citizen Engagement

Satisfaction Survey

Council Direction

Staff Direction

External Factors

Annual Budget

Citizen Engagement

How you can be involved:
 

​- Provide input on priorities and what's important to you

- Contribute by attending online forums, open houses, focus groups and public hearings

​- Fill out Talk Vancouver surveys and comment cards

- Provide commentary back to staff through 3-1-1 and service staff interactions throughout the year

Satisfaction Survey

Council Direction

Staff Direction

External Factors

Citizen Engagement

Annual Budget

Satisfaction Survey

Civic Service Satisfaction Survey

 

​Each year we seek out your feedback on how we are doing - items like service levels, quality of life and more.

Council Direction

Staff Direction

External Factors

Citizen Engagement

Annual Budget

Satisfaction Survey

Council Direction

How the Council gets involved:

- Provide feedback through financial committee to staff

- Review and debate staff reports and recommendations

- Make motions and amendments

- Approve budgets and plans

- Provide direction through priority setting

Staff Direction

External Factors

Citizen Engagement

Annual Budget

Satisfaction Survey

Council Direction

Staff Direction

How City staff get involved:

- Provide recommendations for spending

- Create strategies and plans for completion of programs and services​

​- Follow approved direction provided through existing strategies and plans (ie. Capital Plan, Housing Vancouver Strategy, 5-year Financial Plan & more)

External Factors

Citizen Engagement

Annual Budget

Satisfaction Survey

Council Direction

Staff Direction

External Factors

E​xternal factors include items like:

- Economic environment and current social and community issues

- Funding and policy priorities from other levels of government

- Metro Vancouver taxes and requirements

- Translink changes and supports needed

- Best practices and financial standards