Budgets & Financial Plans

The City updates its five-year financial plan each year to ensure the City’s finances are managed responsibly and reflect the priorities identified by the community.

The financial plan, which includes the current year’s budget and taxes, sets out the planned services and initiatives for the next five years, and how the City will pay for them.

The Finance Department coordinate the financial plan process, analyze department budget information, prepare non-departmental revenue estimates and assemble the budget document, and then provide an overview, financial monitoring, and reporting once the budget is adopted.

The Finance Department assists department heads in identifying budget problems and formulating solutions.

Steps in Developing a Financial Plan:

  • The Budget and Infrastructure Committee approves guidelines for the preparation of the financial plan.
  • The Finance Department addresses the financial position with the City’s Corporate Management Team.
  • The Finance Department coordinates budget submissions from the departments.
  • The City’s Corporate Management Team holds a number of meetings to finalize the proposed financial plan for review.
  • The proposed financial plan is presented to the Budget and Infrastructure Committee.
  • The Budget and Infrastructure Committee and the Corporate Management Team hold a number of meetings to review and finalize the proposed Financial and Business Plans (City Budget). All meetings are open to the public and Port Coquitlam citizens are invited and encouraged to provide their input and be part of the process.
  • The Budget and Infrastructure Committee makes a recommendation to draft the Financial Plan Bylaw for Council approval.
  • The Financial Plan Bylaw, prepared based on the Budget and Infrastructure Committee decisions, given three readings by Council and adopted

Having a Financial Plan:

  • Provides City staff with clear direction and the authority to pay for services for Port Coquitlam citizens.
  • Ensures City staff are accountable to the citizens.
  • Meets the requirements of the Community Charter.

Provide Your Feedback

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The public is invited to comment year-round on the City's Financial Planning process through:

Contact

Manager of Financial Systems & Processes
Tel 604.927.5280
Email budget@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address

City Hall, 1st Floor
2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 2A8

Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)