2019 Budget Talks coming up

NEWS RELEASE

The City is getting ready to share a draft of the 2019-2023 Financial Plan and 2019 Business Plans with the community for consideration before it is reviewed by Council in late February. Several activities are planned for residents to preview this year’s budget and provide their feedback to staff and Council. 

“This year’s financial plan will reflect the priorities of the new Council that were discussed during their campaigns as well as address operational needs such as asset renewal,” says Chief Financial Officer, Jim Bauer. “We look forward to hearing from residents if the direction aligns with their expectations.”

A complete schedule of the events is available at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca. Some of the highlights include:

  • A copy of the draft financial and business plans will be available on www.penticton.ca and www.shapeyourcitypenticton.ca on Feb. 14
  • An overview of the financial and business plans will be provided during the Feb. 19 Council meeting
  • Residents will have two opportunities to discuss the plan and share their feedback with staff on Feb. 20 and 21
  • Residents can share their feedback with Council at the start of the budget deliberations between Feb. 26 and 28

Staff will incorporate the feedback received during the engagement activities in the financial plan with the goal of reviewing the draft bylaw with Council on March 19.

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Contacts:

Jim Bauer                                                                             JoAnne Kleb
Chief Financial Officer                                                          Community Engagement Specialist
City of Penticton                                                                   City of Penticton
250-490-2480                                                                       250-490-2586