The District of Houston, in accordance with Section 165 of the Community Charter, is required to adopt a Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw each year. The Financial Plan must be adopted prior to the adoption of Tax Rate Bylaw, which must occur prior to May 15 of each year. In accordance with Section 166 of the Community Charter, Council must undertake a process of public consultation regarding the proposed financial plan before it is adopted.
On March 28, 2023, the District of Houston Council passed first reading of the 2023 - 2027 Financial Plan Bylaw and is continuing with public consultation and is seeking public comments on the proposed 2023 -2027 Financial Plan.
How to Provide your Input:
**Deadline for written submission is 4:30 PM April 18, 2023**
If you have any questions about the proposed Financial Plan, please arrange an appointment to have your questions answered by contacting:
Past open council meetings that considered the 2023 budget/2023-2023 Five Year Financial Plan:
Are you curious about how your property tax is calculated?
The District of Houston is here to help you understand the process better. BC Assessment provides valuable insights on how the assessment value of your property affects the calculation of the tax rate. This year, the average residential tax assessment increased by 11.3% in Houston.
To learn more, watch this informative video on Property Assessments and Property Taxes available at bcassessment.ca. We welcome any questions you may have as the Council works on finalizing the Five-Year Financial Plan and 2023 Tax Rate Bylaw.