Chilliwack – On Tuesday, Chilliwack City Council released their 2020 Budget Proposal and Financial Plan.
The wish list includes six new RCMP, one firefighter and, of course, a tax increase.
The Financial Plan funds all proposed capital projects without debt, in accordance with the City’s pay-as-you-go no-debt policy.
Inflationary and service level increases = 2.14%
Additional public safety service level increases = 1.18%
The tax base increase of 2.14% funds inflationary and non-discretionary items, two (2) additional RCMP members, one (1) additional RCMP support position, one (1) additional firefighter,one (1) bylaw enforcement officer and an information technology support position. An additional 1.18% provides for additional 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th RCMP members, a 2nd RCMP support resource, a 2nd firefighter addition and a 2nd bylaw enforcement officer.
First and Second reading went through.
The always testy public information meeting is set for December 3. You can voice your opinion starting at 7 PM that night or watch on line through the City Website