2022 Citizen Budget Engagement

As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to transparency and engaging with residents, the Town of View Royal is inviting you to provide your input and voice your opinions on the annual budget prior to final adoption of the 2022-2026 Financial Plan using the 2022 Citizen Budget engagement tool (Citizen Budget).

Citizen Budget allows participants to enter their property value and allocate their personal tax bill across the various municipal departments. It demonstrates how the choices you make in each area could affect your tax bill if those changes were implemented and also suggests some of the potential implications your changes could have to the affected services.

You can explore the details of the 2022-2026 Financial plan by using the new Financial Plan Insights online application. This easy-to-navigate interactive tool allows you to see detailed project lists, their funding sources, and budget details for each service (take a virtual tour). As Council makes decisions that change the budget in the process of finalizing it for 2022, the Financial Plan Insights application will be updated with the changes.

Benefits/Opportunities of Citizen Budget:

  • Increased citizen engagement and improved community relations;
  • A better-informed taxpayer who has greater understanding of the municipal budgeting process;
  • Enables citizens to provide assistance to municipal officials in making difficult decisions, especially when dealing with limited public resources; and
  • Provides citizens an opportunity to learn about local government and to deliberate, debate, and potentially influence the allocation of public resources.

Launch the Citizen Budget Engagement Tool

The deadline to participate is 4:30pm, Thursday, March 31, 2022. Results collected by Citizen Budget will be considered by Council and shared with the public prior to adoption of View Royal's 2022-2026 Financial Plan.

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