Vernon Budget 2018

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Consultation has concluded

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Vernon Budget! The results have been presented to Council for consideration. Based on the input that we received from Vernon residents that demonstrated that citizens valued improved City services, Council has decided to allow a small tax increase for operational expenses - a maximum of 1.9 per cent.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Vernon Budget! The results have been presented to Council for consideration. Based on the input that we received from Vernon residents that demonstrated that citizens valued improved City services, Council has decided to allow a small tax increase for operational expenses - a maximum of 1.9 per cent.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Will the city council ever learn that you can not keep spending money you don't have? And when will cyclists start paying a license fee to use the public roads and learn the laws on how to ride. Or do stop signs not mean them?

    Taxpayer asked about 3 years ago

    By law, municipal governments must have a balanced budget. This means that it would be against the law to spend more than they have available. And in order to borrow a substantial amount of money, a municipality must ask its citizens via a referendum. 

    You can provide Council with your budget priorities in the survey here

    Did you know that less than half of the money necessary for Vernon's balanced budget comes from taxation? You can see more about how property taxes are determined here