Esquimalt Council has approved a 2015 budget of $38.8 million which includes a 2.15% increase in municipal tax revenue requirements over 2014.
Council adopted Financial Plan Bylaw, 2015, No. 2850 and the Tax Rates Bylaw, 2015, No.2851, at the May 11, 2015 Special Meeting of Council.
The modest 2.15 % increase was achieved while maintaining core municipal services, replenishing reserve funds and budgeting $6.5 million for capital costs and infrastructure improvements.
“This is a budget that focusses on long term sustainability to ensure that we can continue to provide services expected by our community,” said Mayor Barbara Desjardins. “Through our identified strategic priorities, Council will continue its focus on improving the Township’s economic, environmental and social sustainability.”
Council’s strategic priorities for 2015 include:
- Continuing to enhance the health and liveability of the community;
- Enhancing relationships with municipal neighbours and other levels of government;
- Encouraging a resilient and diverse economic environment; and,
- Continuing to address the operational and financial requirements of municipal infrastructure.
See Council’s 2015 Strategic Priorities Report here.
For more information, please contact:
Anja Nurvo, Director of Corporate Services