Resort Municipality of Whistler Budget

2014 Budget Process

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) provides programs and services, and manages parks, trails, infrastructure and facilities on behalf of the resort community.

The RMOW’s budget balances municipal revenues with expenditures and reserve transfers to pay for municipal services and to save for future expenses. 

The RMOW’s Finance and Audit Standing Committee provides direction and guidance to staff during the development of the budget. Council deliberates on and ultimately adopts the municipality’s Five-Year Financial Plan (budget document). Following this tax rates are calculated, tax rate bylaws are adopted, and property tax notices are sent to property owners for payment.

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The RMOW is committed to transparency and accountability in its financial planning, and to providing opportunities for community members to discuss the budget and share ideas and input with members of staff and council.

April 15, 2014 Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw - Summary and Materials

The 2014-2018 Five-Year Financial Plan and tax rate bylaws both received first, second and third readings at a regular meeting of council on April 15. Adoption of the bylaws is expected on May 6.

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April 1, 2014 Budget Council Meeting – Summary and Materials

The 2014 RMOW budget guidelines were presented at a regular meeting of council on April 1. The “zero and zero” budget proposes no increases to existing municipal property tax revenue and no increases to municipal utility fees for the third year in a row, while maintaining or increasing levels of service to the community and resort visitors. 

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February 25, 2014 Budget Community Open House – Summary and Materials

A community open house took place on February 25, 2014 at Maurice Young Millennium Place.The open house provided an opportunity for residents and business owners to learn about the municipal financial planning process, factors affecting the 2014 budget, and 2013 corporate performance indicators.

The agenda included:

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.         2014 budget and 2013 corporate indicator presentations
5:30 to 6:00 p.m.         Question and answer period
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.         Discussion and mingling      

Check out the special edition of Whistler Today, which provides details from the open house as well as background information regarding the budget process for 2014.

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Budget Calendar

The following are key dates for the 2014 RMOW budget process:

December 19, 2013

Finance and Audit Committee meeting
Review of Community Life Survey review; budget context 2014

February 13, 2014

Council planning workshop
Review of Community Life Survey Results and Whistler2020 monitoring;
Budget context 2014

February 25, 2014
4-7 p.m. Millennium Place

Budget community open house
2014 budget and Community Life Survey presentations
Question and answer period
Opportunities for discussion and input

April 1, 2014

Council meeting
Draft project and operating budgets

April 15, 2014

Council meeting
Council to provide first three readings of 2014-2018 Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw
Council to provide first three readings of tax rate bylaw

May 6, 2014

Council meeting
Council to adopt 2014-2018 Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw
Council to adopt tax rate bylaw


Tax notices mailed to property owners

July 2, 2014

Municipal property taxes due

Note: These dates are subject to change.

Annual Planning Process

The budget planning process is part of a larger corporate planning process, which includes regular opportunities to receive information and provide feedback. This process also includes updates to the Corporate Plan and the annual Community Life Survey. View a diagram of this process.



Financial Reports
Five-Year Financial Plan  |  Long-Term Financial Plan  |  Annual and Quarterly Reports

Corporate Plans
2012-2104 Council Action Plan  |  2012-2014 Corporate Plan

Property Tax Information
Property tax information  |  2013 Tax Talk Brochure

Community monitoring and reporting
Community Life Surveys  |  Whistler2020 Community Monitoring Report 


Finance Department

For budget questions or feedback, email