E-Town Hall | Financial Plan for 2022-2026: The Route Ahead

E-Town Hall | Financial Plan for 2022-2026: The Route Ahead

Monday, February 28, 2022

Port Alberni, BC – The City of Port Alberni invites residents to participate in an E-Town Hall Financial Plan meeting on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

While the event takes place in Council Chambers at City Hall (4850 Argyle Street), the E-Town format will allow for comments and questions to be received from those in attendance, as well as those viewing from the comfort of their home via Zoom webinar.

The meeting will focus on the City’s draft 2022 - 2026 Financial Plan, which was introduced in January and at present reflects a proposed tax increase of 3.96 percent for 2022, and four to five percent increases over the remaining years.

“Consideration of the draft Financial Plan is a lengthy process and rightly so, the decisions made today will guide our community for years to come,” said Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions. It takes a considerable amount of time and effort to build the preliminary budget, which is based on the continual offering of quality services as well as Council’s Corporate Strategic Plan goals and initiatives. Once the preliminary budget is drafted, it enters into a review and amendment process through Committee of the Whole and Regular meetings of Council. We welcome members of the public to join us in this process as we continue to refine and amend our 5 year Financial Plan.

By making the meeting interactive through a webinar format, we hope community members will voice their opinions, suggest new ideas, and ask questions. This is an essential step in the process and one that Council and the City greatly value,” concluded Mayor Minions.

To participate electronically, visit the City’s website at portalberni.ca and click on the webinar link to register.

Additional methods of participation include:

  • attending meetings in person at City Hall
  • tuning in live at portalberni.ca
  • submitting comments or questions by email council@portalberni.ca
  • mail/drop off at City Hall

For more information on the City’s financial planning process including a copy of the draft Five Year Financial Plan, future meeting schedule and next steps, visit portalberni.ca/budget.


For More Information

Andrew McGifford, Director of Finance

City of Port Alberni