Budget 2014

The District of Squamish 2014 Financial Planning process is complete.

Updated Budget Documents

E-TOWN HALL - March 12, 2014

District of Squamish Council invited the community to an E-Town Hall meeting to hear a 2014 budget overview presentation, and offer comments and/or questions to Council.

  • Date: March 12, 2014
  • Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Location: Council Chambers, and streamed live on our website.

The E-Town Hall format allowed for comments and questions to be heard from those in attendance at the meeting, as well as those viewing from home.

A staff presentation of the budget was followed by an open question and answer period with Council. Questions and comments were taken in person from those in the room. Questions and comments were also submitted electronically or by phone during the meeting. The budget presentation was posted online for viewers to follow along.

Comments received from those watching from home were shared real-time with Council and received an immediate response during the meeting, while time permitted. Comments could be submitted in any one of the following ways during the meeting:


  • Workshops are streamed live. Click here to view.
  • Archived workshops can also be viewed here.
  • Public are invited to attend in person in Council Chambers at Municipal Hall.


Respond: All comments and questions will be shared with Council and can be submitted via:

November 19 workshop Materials

A full day Council Workshop took place November 19, 2013 where Council was presented with the documents below. These documents have formed the basis for discussion over the past several weeks.

     All Workshop Materials provided to Council are available as links below, and have been broken out into sections to aim to present the vast amount of material in a digestible format.


Submitting comments

Comments can be submitted online two ways: public or private.

Public comments will appear at the bottom of this page, private comments will be shared with Council but will not appear on this page.

To submit private comments, please click here. To submit comments publicly, please use the form at the bottom of this page. (The 'public comment' function of our website requires you to enter your email address in case we need to respond to you by email. Your email address will not be displayed publicly on this page, and the District of Squamish does not share your email address or use it for anything other than responding to your specific comment or question, if required).

Please keep comments constructive and respectful. Comments which include slander and name calling will be removed.


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  • dave colledge Dec 17, 2013, 7:36 PM (8 years ago)

    More cutbacks and deferrals. We have managers,assitant managers, directors and whatever galore but we can't find the money for the benefit of the guy paying the bills . Does no one else see the absurdity in this. We have a spokes person (or district propaganda spiner)an events coordinator and who knows what other waste is there but our councillors can't come up with an y better budget management than not installing the lights on the fields, doing maint to our firehall or rec centre. I can see the blank look in some of councillors faces but all of them are this naïve . I gues a windfall will occur and everything will be miraculously fixed , won't happen

  • dave colledge Dec 15, 2013, 4:33 PM (8 years ago)

    How much did replacing the itersections with the roundabouts cost and I imagine that boneheaded expenditure was made under the recommendation of a director of something . The pound requires a new vehicle , what happens to the old one traded in or just absorbed into our growing costs.

  • dave colledge Dec 7, 2013, 9:56 AM (8 years ago)

    Found the money for a new website, huh, reduce the hours on things the taxpayers pay for yet you have no problem finding money for something that worked adequately , but this is a busy job for a district employed web desighner , how much does that cost us . How much a year do we spend on cellphone , what is the quantifiable benefit to the taxpayer . How has this benefited the average taxpayer ?

  • dave colledge Dec 7, 2013, 9:43 AM (8 years ago)

    The main reason I and a number of other people voted for Kirkham,Race and Sandler was a conservative background and conservatism is what our council needs. Since they have been around things have gotten worse not better . I

  • michael chandler Dec 3, 2013, 5:51 PM (8 years ago)

    Hello district of Squamish I would like to ask why the lights for the baseball fields is not on the agenda for Hendrickson fields. I believe the fields with lights would help baseball players to stay off of the soccer fields 75% of the regular time. It will also bring more yes from out of town to spend money in our town through more hosting of tournaments. The Squamish live invests money to use our public ball fields but none of that goes back into the ball field. Please consider a budget for the fields lights. Its worth it. Thanks

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