Budget Consultation 2021

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The City of Delta would like to consult and engage with residents about the 2021 budget. Before Council sets the 2021 property tax rates, the City is seeking your input on the 2021 Draft Financial Plan to help inform us how best to invest your tax dollars.


On this page you will learn about key budget timelines and processes, view documents, and ask questions or submit your comments.


PROPOSED TAX INCREASE

1.9% plus 1.0% for Parks Sustainable Infrastructure Funding and Neighbourhood Livability and Safety Improvements

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unexpected challenges to the City. Mayor and Council have taken proactive steps to ensure Delta’s finances remain secure. The 2021 Draft Financial Plan has been developed to help with the pandemic recovery efforts and continue to provide our residents and businesses with core City services and increased infrastructure investment. Delta's proposed 2021 property tax rate increase is among the lowest in Metro Vancouver.

BUDGET PRINCIPLES

The 2021 Draft Financial Plan follows these budget principles:

  • Safety first – Ensure public safety and related costs are top priority; “no call too small”
  • Cost control – Continuously review operations to find savings in every area of the City’s business
  • Local economy – Balance tax rate savings with a need to preserve the capital program in order to speed recovery and lessen downturn in the community
  • Conservative long-term view – Preserve reserves as much as possible for 2021 and beyond in case the shutdown continues longer than expected
  • Flexibility – Monitor costs and cash flow closely and adjust

The full financial implications of the pandemic are not yet known, however, 2021 is expected to be another challenging budget year. The draft 2021 Financial Plan was developed with careful consideration of the impact of the pandemic and therefore the proposed 2021 property tax increase is 2.9%: 1.9% to maintain City services and 1.0% Parks Sustainable Infrastructure Funding and Neighbourhood Livability and Safety Improvements.


FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

With revenue losses in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal and Provincial Government provided the City with $7.1 million as part of the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant. These funds will provide revenue stabilization relief and help defray some of the City’s pandemic-related operating costs, to fund information technology projects, community resilience and economic recovery, and emerging needs for vulnerable Delta residents.


2021 FINANCIAL PLAN BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

In addition to maintaining City service levels, below are some key highlights of community investments in the 2021 Draft Financial Plan:

  • Parks Sustainable Infrastructure Funding – Drainage and irrigation improvements at Sunbury Park, Gunderson Park, Cromie Park, and Association Park and two new off leash dog parks
  • Neighbourhood Livability & Safety Improvements Program - Ongoing sidewalk connections and associated street lighting upgrades in North Delta, crosswalks, and road safety
  • Ladner Covered Multi-Sport Court to allow year-round usage
  • Winskill Park capacity improvements
  • Cycle Infrastructure and Bus stop accessibility enhancements
  • Pandemic Priorities Infrastructure Funding for enhanced outdoor recreation spaces
  • Housing – Action Plan, Ladner Village Renewal Plan, Task Force for Scott Road
  • Protective Services funding for Fire and Police
  • Climate Action initiatives

GET INFORMED

GET INVOLVED

  • Online Survey - Share your priorities with Council about the 2021 Draft Financial Plan by Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Virtual Townhall - Join us virtually Date To Be Determined to answer your questions relating to the 2021 Draft Financial Plan
  • Email - Send us your feedback to budgets@delta.ca by Friday March 12, 2021

The City of Delta would like to consult and engage with residents about the 2021 budget. Before Council sets the 2021 property tax rates, the City is seeking your input on the 2021 Draft Financial Plan to help inform us how best to invest your tax dollars.


On this page you will learn about key budget timelines and processes, view documents, and ask questions or submit your comments.


PROPOSED TAX INCREASE

1.9% plus 1.0% for Parks Sustainable Infrastructure Funding and Neighbourhood Livability and Safety Improvements

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unexpected challenges to the City. Mayor and Council have taken proactive steps to ensure Delta’s finances remain secure. The 2021 Draft Financial Plan has been developed to help with the pandemic recovery efforts and continue to provide our residents and businesses with core City services and increased infrastructure investment. Delta's proposed 2021 property tax rate increase is among the lowest in Metro Vancouver.

BUDGET PRINCIPLES

The 2021 Draft Financial Plan follows these budget principles:

  • Safety first – Ensure public safety and related costs are top priority; “no call too small”
  • Cost control – Continuously review operations to find savings in every area of the City’s business
  • Local economy – Balance tax rate savings with a need to preserve the capital program in order to speed recovery and lessen downturn in the community
  • Conservative long-term view – Preserve reserves as much as possible for 2021 and beyond in case the shutdown continues longer than expected
  • Flexibility – Monitor costs and cash flow closely and adjust

The full financial implications of the pandemic are not yet known, however, 2021 is expected to be another challenging budget year. The draft 2021 Financial Plan was developed with careful consideration of the impact of the pandemic and therefore the proposed 2021 property tax increase is 2.9%: 1.9% to maintain City services and 1.0% Parks Sustainable Infrastructure Funding and Neighbourhood Livability and Safety Improvements.


FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

With revenue losses in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal and Provincial Government provided the City with $7.1 million as part of the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant. These funds will provide revenue stabilization relief and help defray some of the City’s pandemic-related operating costs, to fund information technology projects, community resilience and economic recovery, and emerging needs for vulnerable Delta residents.


2021 FINANCIAL PLAN BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

In addition to maintaining City service levels, below are some key highlights of community investments in the 2021 Draft Financial Plan:

  • Parks Sustainable Infrastructure Funding – Drainage and irrigation improvements at Sunbury Park, Gunderson Park, Cromie Park, and Association Park and two new off leash dog parks
  • Neighbourhood Livability & Safety Improvements Program - Ongoing sidewalk connections and associated street lighting upgrades in North Delta, crosswalks, and road safety
  • Ladner Covered Multi-Sport Court to allow year-round usage
  • Winskill Park capacity improvements
  • Cycle Infrastructure and Bus stop accessibility enhancements
  • Pandemic Priorities Infrastructure Funding for enhanced outdoor recreation spaces
  • Housing – Action Plan, Ladner Village Renewal Plan, Task Force for Scott Road
  • Protective Services funding for Fire and Police
  • Climate Action initiatives

GET INFORMED

GET INVOLVED

  • Online Survey - Share your priorities with Council about the 2021 Draft Financial Plan by Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Virtual Townhall - Join us virtually Date To Be Determined to answer your questions relating to the 2021 Draft Financial Plan
  • Email - Send us your feedback to budgets@delta.ca by Friday March 12, 2021
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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