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Council’s 2019 Budget, supports blueprint for the Delta Families First Initiative

Mar 14, 2019

The bylaws for the City’s five-year financial plan, including this year’s budget, were approved by Delta Council at the February 25, 2019 Regular Meeting. The financial plan provides a blueprint to facilitate the launch of the Delta Families First initiative as part of the 2019 operating and capital budgets.

To deliver the Delta Families First program, investments in public safety, enhanced recreation and social services, and all the existing day-to-day services provided by the City, Council approved a 2.99% property tax increase for 2019. The average property assessed at approximately $967,500 will see an increase of $70 for the City of Delta portion of the 2019 property tax bill.

“New to this year’s Financial Plan is the establishment of my Delta Families First initiative so that Delta residents have better access to our sports, recreation, and culture facilities as well as social health programs. I am committed to leading Delta to a new level of excellence in services, community facilities, and infrastructure, while keeping taxes low and the City debt-free. I want families to know that their tax dollars are going towards City programs, services, and infrastructure improvements, not debt payments; securing the financial health of our City for the future.”
- Mayor George V. Harvie

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As part of this year’s financial plan, Council also approved investments in sports fields, sport courts, tracks and recreation facility upgrades. In addition, Delta’s capital projects budget includes funding to advance the City’s successful Neighbourhood Road Improvements Plan, Civic Building Program, and the new Delta Cultural Centre.

For more information on this news release, contact Mayor George V. Harvie at 604-946-3210 or e-mail mayorharvie@delta.ca.