The City of West Kelowna is seeking resident feedback on its proposed 2022 budget, which will bring with it a 4% tax increase.
The tax bump includes 2.4% to cover police services cost increases, a 1% infrastructure levy to support the delivery of sidewalks and other priority infrastructure investments and 0.6% for other operating and capital costs.
“Council urges the public to become involved in our budget process that guides our tax rates, our investments and operations,” says Mayor Gord Milsom. “This is one of the most important annual community-wide engagement programs that directly affects how we build a better tomorrow. We live, work and play in this beautiful City of West Kelowna, and community input truly shapes our future for generations to come.”
“Please take a few minutes to tell us what’s important to you across the City and locally in your neighbourhood,” says Milsom.
The city is holding a virtual open house at OurWK.ca. Online question and answer sessions will take place on Feb. 3 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Feedback is being accepted until Feb. 13.
You can also stop by the display at Royal LePage Place Arena, the Westbank Library or Municipal Hall to pick up an engagement toolkit