The annual budget allocates funding so that the city can deliver services to residents and build and maintain the infrastructure that maintains a high quality of life in Beaumont. This includes the roads that get people around; the system that brings water to your home; the police, fire and bylaw enforcement services that keep our community safe; the recreation facilities and programs that keep you active; along with all the other things that make Beaumont a great place to live.
City administration prepares a draft of the budget, aligning spending priorities with Our Beaumont, Municipal Strategic Plan and other city directional plans, along with general direction from council. Council works through the draft budget and adds their changes during a series of workshops, then the draft budget is presented to the public at open houses.
Council then meets as committee of the whole to review public feedback and consider the impacts of proposed changes to the budget. At the end of this process, a revised budget is presented to council for final approval.