Me and my Kamloops

City of Kamloops Seeks Public Input on the 2021 Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan

City of Kamloops Seeks Public Input on the 2021 Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan

January 18, 2021 at 11:26 am  Kamloops, Municipal, News

Kamloops BC – Last week, City staff put forward 15 business cases they are seeking public input on before Council begins finalizing the 2021 budget and Five-Year Financial Plan in February. These proposals, called supplemental budget items, are set apart from the rest of the provisional budget because they either represent a change to the service level currently provided or they offer something completely new.

Residents can provide input on all 15 supplemental budget items from January 12 to February 2 via the Let’s Talk Kamloops website. On February 9, Council will be meeting as the Committee of the Whole to make its recommendations, which will receive final approval in March.

“A decision to approve or reject any of these business cases will impact the extent and quality of many different services being provided in Kamloops and may impact tax rates for years to come,” explained Kathy Humphrey, the City’s Corporate Services Director. “We hope Kamloops residents will look at these business cases and let us know what matters most to them and why.”

The supplemental budget items cover a range of topics from RCMP facility upgrades and staff increases to City accessibility improvements and environmental sustainability programming. Some business cases promote spending in one area in order to realize cost savings elsewhere. Other business cases encourage spending today in order to avoid risk and liabilities down the road. Each supplemental budget item represents a choice that should be made with community input, which is why public participation over the next few weeks is important.

Kamloops residents can read the business cases in summary or in detail at LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/Budget2021. Each supplementary budget item has a forum for discussion and a poll where residents can indicate their support or opposition. The City encourages residents to take advantage of the many other graphics, videos, and reports available on the Let’s Talk Kamloops Budget 2021 page in order to better understand the budget process. Public questions can be posed through the Let’s Talk Q&A section or by contacting: communications@kamloops.ca.

Humphrey’s presentation to Council on the 2021 budget from Tuesday January 12 is available here:

View Link to Original Source

No conversations yet

Activity Stream

Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 3:05 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: Apologies for horrible word choice at Kamloops council this Tuesday….
Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Doug Smith posted on their blog: In the Cache Creek to Spences Bridge Hills
Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Sunrise Mountain Ramble – Kamloops Trails
Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 4:05 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: For climate’s sake, save the peat!
Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Embleton Trails – Kamloops Trails
Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 6:02 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Fossil fuel industry faces an overdue reckoning
Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Island Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails
Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 8:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Lac du Bois Loop Route
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 3:25 pm - Darryl Schmidt posted a reply on Grand Finale of the Kamloops Symphony’s “Running The Symphony” Initiative
Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Ragged Red Ridge Reverse Route
Full Stream