Budget 2023

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What matters most to you as a Surrey resident?

Help shape the 2023 budget priorities

We are engaging residents to tell us what matters most to them as we work on finalizing the 2023 budget. There will be multiple opportunities for residents to provide input both in person and online.

Missed the open houses?

View the information boards.

Budget process

Each year, based on Council direction, City staff develop an annual budget that outlines where, when, and how funds should be spent to deliver quality services to meet the needs of the community, support businesses, and deliver on strategic priorities.

The process of weighing the needs and requests of the community, maintaining service levels, and addressing key priorities results in the City's financial plan.

It's important to us that our residents have the opportunity to provide feedback on what priorities are most important to them as we move through our budget process. In addition to the annual financial plan public consultation process, this year, we are asking for feedback through an online survey and four open houses. Feedback from the online survey and open house sessions will help inform Council to adopt a financial plan that reflects our community's needs and priorities.

illustration of a diverse group of people sharing ideas

What matters most to you as a Surrey resident?

Help shape the 2023 budget priorities

We are engaging residents to tell us what matters most to them as we work on finalizing the 2023 budget. There will be multiple opportunities for residents to provide input both in person and online.

Missed the open houses?

View the information boards.

Budget process

Each year, based on Council direction, City staff develop an annual budget that outlines where, when, and how funds should be spent to deliver quality services to meet the needs of the community, support businesses, and deliver on strategic priorities.

The process of weighing the needs and requests of the community, maintaining service levels, and addressing key priorities results in the City's financial plan.

It's important to us that our residents have the opportunity to provide feedback on what priorities are most important to them as we move through our budget process. In addition to the annual financial plan public consultation process, this year, we are asking for feedback through an online survey and four open houses. Feedback from the online survey and open house sessions will help inform Council to adopt a financial plan that reflects our community's needs and priorities.

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    How much of the budget is being spent on road infrastructure projects in the City of Surrey over the next year. Then 10 year plan for capital infrastructure that needs to be completed is very limited in comparison to the amount of density that is being added city of Surrey. A lot of the arterial roads in the city of surrey are still singe lane and congestion is a growing issue. Many roads have had little updating since the 70's in the city of Surrey. Many roads within the city are not continues and even though the land is their there is a missing interconnection. 84 ave needs to be through street from Fraser to 120 72 ave needs to be double lane from 144 to 152 128 street needs to be double lane from 88 ave to 110 ave ( + 110 ave inter connection) 132 street needs to be double lane from highway 10 to king George. 80 ave needs to be a double land from 132 to King George 80 ave interconnection from King George to 140 148 street interconnection from 84ave to 78 ave 64 needs to be double lane from 184 to 177

    Hardeep Sahota asked 13 days ago

    The roads infrastructure operating and capital budgets for 2023 will be part of the operating and capital budgets that will be drafted for Finance Committee review and consideration and made available for public comment in advance of their presentation at a public hearing in March before final adoption in April (target timeframes).

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    Low income families living in surrey are already finding it hard to make both ends meet due to rising inflation and rising rate of interest on house loans. Will you keep the taxes low? Or are you planning to increase property taxes in the coming budget? If so, are you considering to exempt low income families from this raise ?

    Jasbir Narwal asked 18 days ago

    There are a number of economic challenges and influencing factors (pandemic recovery, continued inflation, elevated construction costs, climate change and extreme weather events, ongoing transitions related to public safety) that must be considered in preparing for the 2023 budget. These factors must be balanced with the desire to keep property taxes and fees at a manageable level while also maintaining current service levels. The extent of tax increases within the draft budget will be based on the Province’s decision on policing in Surrey as well as other external factors like inflation and economic impacts, as well as community engagement findings. Surrey’s budget process is still underway and no decisions have been finalized yet, including required tax increases needed to balance the budget.

    We’ve recently completed public engagement and will now be drafting the 2023 General Operating and Capital financial plan reports to be taken to Council’s Finance Committee for review. A public hearing is expected to take place in March, providing an opportunity for additional public consultation.

    Provincial legislation governing local government property taxation does not provide tax exemptions for low-income families. Property tax deferment is a provincial low-interest loan program that helps qualified homeowners pay their annual property taxes on their principal residence. For more information, please visit the Province of BC webpage.

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    How do we get involved in the budget performance and analysis review. Ie you set the budget, how did the city actually do, and how can this information be used in next year's budget

    ChrisRoseweir asked 26 days ago

    We encourage you to attend one of our four open houses to learn more about the budget process and take our short online survey. Feedback collected from open houses and the online survey will be used to help inform Council as they provide guidance on the 2023 budget. A summary report will be created based on the feedback received throughout the engagement process. This report will be available to the public shortly following the engagement period.

    For information on budget performance and analysis, please visit the City’s Financial Documents webpage.

    Look forward to ongoing engagement for future budget planning later this year. Stay up to date by signing up for the Surrey Budget Engagement News & Updates e-newsletter here.

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    What is the approximate increase on tax that the city of surrey is expecting

    Jcruz65 asked 23 days ago

    Surrey’s budget process is still underway and no decisions have been finalized yet, including required tax increases needed to balance the budget. Please attend one of our upcoming open houses (dates and times on this page at surrey.ca/budget2023) and take our online survey to give your feedback on budget priorities as well as funding options to help balance the budget.

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    Why property taxes are increasing 55%

    Coleta Sumaculub asked 27 days ago

    Surrey’s budget process is still underway and no decisions have been finalized yet, including required tax increases needed to balance the budget.

    We are currently engaging the community to gather feedback on priorities and funding options prior to drafting a budget that will then go to Council’s Finance Committee for review. At that time, tax considerations will be available to the public as well. The extent of tax increases within the draft budget will be based on the Province’s decision on policing in Surrey as well as other external factors like inflation and economic impacts, as well as community engagement findings. A public hearing is expected to take place in March, providing an opportunity for additional public consultation.

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