Budget Standing Committee

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Budget Standing Committee meetings will be held electronically, not in person, until further notice.

Electronic meetings will be broadcast live on the City's YouTube Channel. The live feed for the meeting will become active a few minutes before the scheduled start time of the meeting. 

2021 Meeting Dates

  • Monday, January 25
  • Monday, March 22
  • Monday, April 19
  • Monday, May 17
  • Monday, June 21
  • Monday, September 20
  • Wednesday, October 20
  • Wednesday, November 3
  • Monday, November 8
  • Wednesday, November 17
  • Monday, November 22

Statement of Purpose

On June 8, 2015, under the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Budget Review Committee, City Council approved the establishment of a Budget Standing Committee. This committee was originally structured as a three year pilot project, however, the Committee has since continued their work and remains a key component of the budget process.

The Budget Standing Committee works on behalf of City Council to address high level strategic budget and policy decisions. The Committee will provide financial guidance and oversight from a broad perspective to assist and improve upon the City's budget process, as well as short, medium and long-term financial planning.

Note: At is meeting of October 5, 2020, City Council approved a motion to suspend the Budget Standing Committee until the 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets are approved by City Council and for the General Committee to consider any items that would otherwise be reviewed by the Budget Standing Committee.

Composition and Membership

The Budget Standing Committee is comprised of six members of Council and is supported by City staff. 

Membership List:

Reporting Structure

At the Budget Standing Committee meeting of January 7, 2019, Councillor Mat Siscoe was appointed as the Committee Chair and Councillor Lori Littleton was appointed as Vice Chair for the four-year term of Council.

Administrative support to the Budget Standing Committee is provided by the Clerk's Office. The Council & Committee Coordinator prepares and publishes all agendas and minutes.

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