Check out our 2017 Budget Presentations:
- Department Operating Budget [PDF - 1.5 MB]
- Saanich Police Budget [PDF - 1.4 MB]
- Capital Budget [PDF - 3.2 MB]
- March 28, 2017 Budget Meeting [PDF - 356 KB]
Current Financial Plan
Previous Financial Plans
- 2016-2020 Financial Plan [PDF - 3.6 MB]
- 2015-2019 Financial Plan [PDF - 3.3 MB]
- 2014-2018 Financial Plan [PDF - 1.9 MB]
- 2013-2017 Financial Plan [PDF - 1.7 MB]
- 2012-2016 Financial Plan [PDF - 1.1 MB]
The following 2016 Budget Fact Sheets briefly describe the major programs and services that each Section/Division or Department provides. 2017 Budget Fact Sheets will be available late May.
- Council & Administration [PDF - 536 KB]
- Corporate Services [PDF - 585 KB]
- Finance [PDF - 543 KB]
- Legislative Services [PDF - 568 KB]
- Planning [PDF - 625 KB]
- Fire [PDF - 574 KB]
- Emergency Program [PDF - 563 KB]
- Police [PDF - 626 KB]
Parks & Recreation
- Parks and Recreation Administration [PDF - 536 KB]
- Parks [PDF - 654 KB]
- Community Services [PDF - 579 KB]
- Cedar Hill Recreation Centre [PDF - 580 KB]
- Gordon Head Recreation Centre [PDF - 582 KB]
- G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre [PDF - 537 KB]
- Saanich Commonwealth Place [PDF - 599 KB]
- Cedar Hill Golf Course [PDF - 563 KB]
- Engineering Services [PDF - 565 KB]
- Facility Operations [PDF - 538 KB]
- PW Administration Stores [PDF - 592 KB]
- Fleet [PDF - 533 KB]
- Solid Waste Services [PDF - 608 KB]
- Storm Drains [PDF - 596 KB]
- Street Operations [PDF - 603 KB]
- Water Utility [PDF - 615 KB]
- Sewer Utility [PDF - 636 KB]
The Community Charter requires local governments to approve a five-year Financial Plan bylaw each year before they adopt the annual property tax bylaw on May 15. We also often refer to the Financial Plan as the Budget. Please review our Municipal Budget document [PDF - 3.7 MB] to learn about Saanich’s budget process. Financial planning happens all year. The cycle begins in June and continues until May when Council adopts the plan.
June to August – Departmental Work Plans
Each department prepares a work plan. It contains major activities to accomplish in the coming year like Strategic Plan projects.
August to October – Departmental Financial Plans
Based on the activities, departments compile budgets. They list expected costs and revenue.
October to December – Draft Financial Plan
Finance compiles all budgets to make a draft financial plan. We compare the draft to the current strategic plan to ensure consistency.
February to April – Public Budget Meetings
We set several public meetings. There, each department presents its portion of the financial plan. This allows for public scrutiny and input.
May – Financial Plan and Bylaws Adopted
We revise the plan based on public input and Council priorities until we reach a final version. That final version allows us to develop the Financial Plan Bylaw. In the Bylaw, we set the property tax revenue we need. This in turn forms the basis for your tax rates. Council may amend the financial plan by bylaw at any time during the five-year period.