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's budget balances municipal revenues with spending and reserve transfers to pay for municipal services and to save for future expenses.
Strong fiscal management remains a foundation of RMOW's budget process. This year's budget recognizes the success and challenges over the past year and a keen awareness of the cyclical nature of our economy. The budget is developed to manage current demands but is also focused on the longer term strategy and vision for the community.
2020 Budget Community Meeting
On November 12, the RMOW is hosting its annual budget community meeting. Residents are invited to listen to presentations, ask questions and discuss proposed initiatives with staff and council.
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Maury Young Arts Centre (4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler)
|4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||Gallery walk (displays and discussion)|
|5:30 - 6:15 p.m.||Presentations and remarks|
|6:15 - 7:30 p.m.||Gallery walk (displays and discussion)|
2020 Budget timeline
The following are proposed dates for the 2020 budget process:
|July through September 2019||Operational and project budget planning|
|October through November 2019||Council review of proposed operating and project budgets|
|November 12, 2019||Budget community meeting|
|December 3, 2019||Regular council meeting - budget guidelines
4. p.m. cutoff: last day to submit budget feedback.
|December 17, 2019||Regular council meeting - first 3 readings, five-year financial plan bylaw|
|January 8, 2020||Regular council meeting - adopt five-year financial plan bylaw; first 3 readings, tax rate bylaws|
|April 2020||Regular council meeting - adopt tax rate bylaws|
Annual planning process
Strong fiscal management remains as 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 resort.
Preparation of the 2019 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.
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