Deliberations Begin Dec. 11 for Budget Renewal

Port Coquitlam taxpayers interested in hearing what’s in store for 2018 and 2019 may attend City Council’s budget deliberation sessions starting Dec. 11.

A more streamlined budget process will take place for 2018 – year two of the 2017-18 operating budget adopted last May. With the bulk of next year’s budget planning already completed, Council’s discussions will primarily focus on new items related to emerging needs and changing conditions. Council will also be revisiting the capital budget, which funds infrastructure improvements.

The deliberations will take place on Dec. 11 and 12, 4:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Port Coquitlam City Hall and are open to the public. If additional deliberation is required, the discussions will continue Dec. 18 and 19 at the same time and place.

The focus of the discussions on Dec. 11 will be the 2018-19 capital program. The two-year capital project approval is part of the city’s strategy for ensuring multiple competitive bids are received for projects, by designing and tendering the projects a year in advance of construction.

The renewed capital program proposes the following amendments to the 2017-18 capital program Council approved earlier this year.

The following new projects are being proposed:

Highlights of the 2018-2019 capital plan include:

In terms of the operating budget, activities scheduled to take place in 2018 include:

Public consultation on any proposed operating budget changes will take place early in the new year, when the city will mail out a Budget at a Glance newsletter to all households and conduct its annual budget survey.

To view the Department Business Plans and for more information about the budget process, meeting times and locations, or to provide input year-round through the City’s Budget Suggestion Box, visit, email or phone 604.927.5280.


Farouk Zaba
Manager of Financial Planning and Systems
City of Port Coquitlam
T: 604.927.5280