Budget 2020 Begins

At September 9 Council there is a staff report reviewing timelines and process for the 2020 budget. For the 2019 budget  was, for the first time, a multi year one for the operating expenses; 2019 was approved and for outyears it was a forecast.  For the 2020 exercise, only the 1st year will be approved and for out years forecasts will be update.  The Staff report includes a review of budget pressures and potential mitigation opportunities.  As indicated in the report one of the pressures is our declaration of a climate emergency and our approval of an aggressive energy conservation and demand management plan and our direction to Staff to develop a Climate Action Plan.

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