Under the provisions of the Community Charter, municipalities must annually adopt a Financial Plan before the annual property tax bylaw is adopted. The planning period is five years, covering the current year plus the next four years.
Council must undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted. This is normally done in the early fall by way of a public meeting.
Salmon Arm residents and businesses are invited to participate in the City’s 2024 budget planning process, which is part of the City’s five year Financial Plan. A Public Budget Input meeting will be held on October 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM. You may attend in person at City Hall or by electronic meeting.
The meeting is an opportunity for the public to present or provide written input, to help Mayor and Council understand the public’s priorities. Participants must complete a 2024 Public Budget Request Form to accompany their request and are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting. Requests will be accepted until Wednesday, October 18, 2023.
Input from participants will be reviewed by Mayor and Council during budget deliberations in December.