Public invited to share feedback on City of Vancouver’s spending in 2023

THE City of Vancouver is seeking public input on municipal spending priorities for 2023, as part of its annual budget engagement process.

The 2023 Draft Current State Budget includes a forecast of revenue and expenditure challenges, taking into consideration inflation and rising costs in 2023. It outlines an operating budget of $1.9 billion to maintain existing programs and service levels and proposes an increase of property taxes and fees to fund that status quo service provision.

Ways to get involved:

  1. Visit to learn more (translations available in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Punjabi)
  2. Complete a comment form on or by calling 3-1-1
  3. Register to speak when City Council reviews the draft budget next month
  4. Contact Mayor and Council directly to provide feedback on the draft budget

On December 6, 2022, City Council voted to approve the 2023 capital budget and deferred the 2023 operating budget to the spring for further consideration. The final budget, including the property tax rate, will be determined by City Council in March in order to meet the property tax billing cycle. Public feedback will be gathered into a public-facing report that will help inform City Council’s decision.