2024 Budget

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Feedback on the City of West Kelowna’s Draft 2024 Budget is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their thoughts. Stay tuned for the results of what we heard coming later this spring.

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As the City presents the Five-Year Financial Plan and the Draft 2024 Budget, it remains important for Council to receive community input about the costs associated with delivering priorities, programs and services that maintain a high quality of life in West Kelowna.

Throughout the budgeting process, the City is continually challenged to maintain existing service levels while addressing the demand for new and affordable priorities, programs and services that come with rapid growth.

Developing the budget sometimes involves making difficult decisions. Council wants to hear from our community to help shape investment decisions as they continue to govern with fiscal responsibility today and in the future.

Learn about the process, see how your City tax dollars are spent and tell us what's important across the city and locally in your neighbourhood.

Get involved

Key dates

  • Jan. 26 to Feb. 9: Feedback open
  • Open House #1:
    • Monday, Jan. 29
    • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • West Kelowna Yacht Club (4111 Gellatly Road)
  • Open House #2:
    • Thursday, Feb. 8
    • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • West Kelowna Council Chambers (2760 Cameron Road)
  • February - March: Council receives 2024 Budget What We Heard Report, summarizing feedback from the public
  • March - April: Council adopts the Five-Year Financial Plan and the Tax Rate Bylaw. The final tax rate is set
  • July 2: Property taxes due

About the Budget

The City of West Kelowna's Draft 2024 Budget includes a Five-Year Operating Plan and a 10-Year Capital Plan.

This year's municipal budget is forecasting a 6.85 per cent tax rate increase.


Grant-in-aid requests

Council supported cash grants in aid of $115,828 to assist non-profit organizations that provide services within our community, an increase of $2,000 from 2023. Council also endorsed $36,750 for in-kind grants in aid, which waive or reduce facility rental fees for community service groups. Watch the webcast archive.


Council’s 2022-2026 Strategic Priorities Update

The update process is currently underway, which sets out the vision for Council's term. During this process, it is important for Council to hear from the community and align priorities with the budget and other planning initiatives. Learn more and share your thoughts.


Background

Read the 2023 Year in Review, which highlights the accomplishments in meeting Council’s Strategic Priorities objectives under the Invest in Infrastructure, Pursue Economic Prosperity and Growth, Strengthen Our Community and Foster Safety and Well-Being pillars.

Annual Budget Process


Feedback on the City of West Kelowna’s Draft 2024 Budget is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their thoughts. Stay tuned for the results of what we heard coming later this spring.

Sign up to receive news and alerts directly to your inbox at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe.



As the City presents the Five-Year Financial Plan and the Draft 2024 Budget, it remains important for Council to receive community input about the costs associated with delivering priorities, programs and services that maintain a high quality of life in West Kelowna.

Throughout the budgeting process, the City is continually challenged to maintain existing service levels while addressing the demand for new and affordable priorities, programs and services that come with rapid growth.

Developing the budget sometimes involves making difficult decisions. Council wants to hear from our community to help shape investment decisions as they continue to govern with fiscal responsibility today and in the future.

Learn about the process, see how your City tax dollars are spent and tell us what's important across the city and locally in your neighbourhood.

Get involved

Key dates

  • Jan. 26 to Feb. 9: Feedback open
  • Open House #1:
    • Monday, Jan. 29
    • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • West Kelowna Yacht Club (4111 Gellatly Road)
  • Open House #2:
    • Thursday, Feb. 8
    • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • West Kelowna Council Chambers (2760 Cameron Road)
  • February - March: Council receives 2024 Budget What We Heard Report, summarizing feedback from the public
  • March - April: Council adopts the Five-Year Financial Plan and the Tax Rate Bylaw. The final tax rate is set
  • July 2: Property taxes due

About the Budget

The City of West Kelowna's Draft 2024 Budget includes a Five-Year Operating Plan and a 10-Year Capital Plan.

This year's municipal budget is forecasting a 6.85 per cent tax rate increase.


Grant-in-aid requests

Council supported cash grants in aid of $115,828 to assist non-profit organizations that provide services within our community, an increase of $2,000 from 2023. Council also endorsed $36,750 for in-kind grants in aid, which waive or reduce facility rental fees for community service groups. Watch the webcast archive.


Council’s 2022-2026 Strategic Priorities Update

The update process is currently underway, which sets out the vision for Council's term. During this process, it is important for Council to hear from the community and align priorities with the budget and other planning initiatives. Learn more and share your thoughts.


Background

Read the 2023 Year in Review, which highlights the accomplishments in meeting Council’s Strategic Priorities objectives under the Invest in Infrastructure, Pursue Economic Prosperity and Growth, Strengthen Our Community and Foster Safety and Well-Being pillars.

Annual Budget Process


  • Thank you for your input! This feedback form is now closed.

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    As the City presents the draft Five-Year Financial Plan (2024-2028) and the Draft 2024 Budget, it remains important for Council to receive community input into the costs associated with delivering priorities, programs and services that maintain a high quality of life in West Kelowna.


    Throughout the budgeting process, the City is continually challenged to maintain existing service levels while addressing the demand for new and affordable priorities, programs and services that come with rapid growth.


    Developing the budget sometimes involves making difficult decisions. Council wants to hear from our community to help shape investment decisions as they continue to govern with fiscal responsibility today and in the future.


      Please take a few minutes to provide your input and watch for the results to be compiled and presented to Council for consideration prior to budget adoption this spring.


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