The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has wrapped up the first round of public budget meetings.
On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, preliminary pre-budget reviews took place, which are followed by two rounds of budget meetings in February and March.
The preliminary draft overall taxation after Round 1 of the 2019 Budget deliberations shows increases as follows: Area A, 3.06 per cent; Area B, 7.48 per cent, Area D, 7.73 per cent; Area E, 6.38 per cent, Area F, 5.27 per cent; and Sechelt Indian Gov’t District, 0.21 per cent.
The round two budget meetings are scheduled to take place on March 4 and 5, 9:30am – 4:30pm in the SCRD Board Room, 1975 Field Road in Sechelt. Final adoption of the budget is scheduled for March 28.