The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) collects revenues from property taxes, fees and charges to provide programs and services and manage infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer as well as facilities, parks and trails on behalf of the resort community.
The RMOW plans its annual and five-year budgets to manage day-to-day services, operations, projects, and infrastructure investments and to take into consideration the longer-term strategy, challenges and vision for Whistler.
Strong fiscal management remains a foundation of RMOW's budget process. The budget is developed to manage current demands but is also focused on the longer-term strategy and vision for the community.
Annual planning process
Preparation of the budget is guided by the RMOW Corporate Plan and other municipal guiding documents; the leadership of the Audit and Finance Committee, staff and Council; direction provided throughout the year by committees of Council; feedback from the community through meetings, surveys, letters to Council and discussions; and thoughtful community planning and research.
2022 Budget Timeline
|July through September 2021||Operational and project budget planning|
|October through November 2021||Council review of proposed operating and project budgets|
|November 18, 2021||Budget Community Open House|
|December 21, 2021||Regular council meeting - budget guidelines
4. p.m. cutoff: last day to submit budget feedback.
|December 21, 2021||Regular council meeting - first 3 readings, five-year financial plan bylaw|
|January 11, 2022||Regular council meeting - five-year financial plan bylaw; first 3 readings, tax rate bylaws|
|April 26, 2022||Regular council meeting - adopt tax rate bylaws|
View Draft 2022 Budget Materials
The 2022 Community Budget Open house was held on Thursday, November 18, 2021. 2022 Budget materials were presented, including Council and corporate priorities, and community members were provided an opportunity to ask questions. The presentations were live-streamed to this page as well as broadcast to the RMOW's Facebook page.
Learn more about the 2022 budget using the new online portal!