2023 Citizen Budget Engagement Tool

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 2023-2027 Financial Plan (the Plan) using the 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 Plan by using the 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 2023, the Financial Plan Insights application will be updated with the changes.

Why get involved with Citizen Budget?

  • Get an estimate of the municipal portion of your 2023 property taxes, based on the proposed financial plan currently being considered by View Royal Council;
  • Become better informed about the services funded by your property taxes and user fees;
  • Give feedback to View Royal Council about the services the Town provides;
  • Influence the allocation of limited public resources to the services that matter most to you!

>>Launch the Citizen Budget Engagement Tool<<

The deadline to participate is 12:00am (midnight), Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Results collected by Citizen Budget will be considered by Council and shared with the public prior to adoption of the Plan. Property tax notices are prepared and issued after the financial plan and tax rate bylaws are adopted by Council in May.

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