Tag Archives: 2013 Budget

Back on track to a balanced budget at year end

October 9, 2013

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At the end of June our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) identified the potential for a negative variance at the end of the year – meaning the organization might spend more than approved by Council unless some corrective action was taken. I provided the context for this in a previous post – Balanced Budget By Year […]

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Budget musings….

December 8, 2012


Council approved a 2.97% tax rate for 2013. We have made great strides in our approach to financial management over the last several years. We have built up a set of financial management principles, policies, and practices that have enabled us to close the gap between tax rate increases and the consumer price index following a […]

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Early Budget Snapshot

November 18, 2012

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Council received the proposed 2013 tax-supported operating budget on Friday.   We have a workshop this week (November 22) to ask questions about the material we have been provided.  We hear public delegations on November 29 and make a final decision on December 5. One of last year’s themes was “building a better budget” and this […]

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