2019 Financial Plan
- 2019-2023 Financial Plan [PDF - 2 MB]
- Saanich Police Board 2019 Provisional Budget [PDF - 1000 KB]
- Greater Victoria Public Library 2019 Budget and Five Year Financial Plan [PDF - 535 KB]
- 2019 Budget in Brief [PDF - 1 MB]
Join us at an upcoming budget meeting:
2019 Budget presentations
- February 26, 2019, Budget Presentation [PDF - 4 MB]
- February 27, 2019, Budget Presentation [PDF - 2 MB]
- February 27, 2019, Capital Budget Presentation [PDF - 4 MB]
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Previous Financial Plans
- 2018-2022 Financial Plan [PDF - 2 MB]
- 2017-2021 Financial Plan [PDF - 3.9 MB]
- 2016-2020 Financial Plan [PDF - 3.6 MB]
- 2015-2019 Financial Plan [PDF - 3.3 MB]
- 2014-2018 Financial Plan [PDF - 1.9 MB]
The Community Charter requires local governments to approve a five-year Financial Plan bylaw each year before they adopt the annual property tax bylaw. We also often refer to the Financial Plan as the Budget. Please review our Municipal Budget document [PDF - 4.3 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
Council establish Budget Guidelines for the upcoming budget. 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 estimated revenue.
October to January – draft Financial Plan preparation
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.