Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Understanding the Budget

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Understanding the budget and what’s involved in the budgeting process will help you understand how we use your tax dollars to provide the services and programs you have come to expect from the City of St. John’s.

In December, Council will present and vote on the operational budget plan for the next three years – 2019 to 2021. This year we have been looking closely at our operations, reviewing the latest economic data and gathering information from you, our residents, about what kind of city you envision. Although the City uses a three-year planning process, we are required by legislation to submit a balanced budget each year, and right now we are preparing for our 2019 budget.