Budget Priorities

Every two years the City conducts a robust community-based effort to review its financial picture and the resources needed to fund key City services. This is done through an inclusive process known as Budgeting by Priorities. Through the City’s “Your City Your Choice” campaign community members are invited to evaluate the kinds of programs residents value most by choosing the top three programs under each of the four City priorities.

The Budgeting Priorities

Budget Priority: Healthy and Sustainable

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Healthy and Sustainable

We value a healthy environment that supports an active community

Budget Priority: Safe and Resilient

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Safe and

We value a thriving community where all people feel safe

Budget Priority: Vibrant and Connected

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Vibrant and Connected

We value a well-planned and supported community that provides a sense of place

Budget Priority: Strategic and Responsive

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Strategic and Responsive

We value a City that is welcoming, service oriented and fiscally responsible

Outcome Mapping

Outcome maps are used as the basis for City departments to develop their budget offers detailing:

  • How they propose to contribute to the priority 
  • How much it will cost 
  • How success will be measured

See the outcome maps


Please reference our Budgeting Glossary to view an alphabetical list of budgeting terms or words with their explanations.