Finance Chair announces 2015 Budget Schedule

Winnipeg, February 24 - Today, Councillor Marty Morantz, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Finance announced that the Preliminary 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets will be tabled at a special meeting of Executive Policy Committee on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015.

“As the Chair of Finance, I am pleased to announce that deliberations for the Preliminary 2015 operating and capital budgets have been completed and the documents are currently in the process of being finalized, to be presented to citizens and tabled next week,” said Councillor Marty Morantz. “There’s no doubt that creating a budget that is balanced, thoughtful and that provides strategic solutions in such a short timeframe - between the civic election and the provincially legislated deadline to pass a balanced budget – was an incredible undertaking and challenge. Now that our preliminary work is complete, the key is to ensure that we provide as much time as possible for open participation and engagement with Winnipeggers. We look forward to the discussion,” added Morantz.
After the tabling of the budgets on March 3rd, the Schedule of meetings to hear delegations and consider the Preliminary 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets include: 
Friday, March 6, 2015, 
Winnipeg Police Board Meeting (regular meeting)
Monday, March 9, 2015
Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services (regular meeting)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development (regular meeting)
Monday, March 16, 2015
Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (rescheduled from March 13, 2015)       
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Special Executive Policy Committee to hear delegations on Budgets       
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Executive Policy Committee to consider Standing Policy Committee recommendations and table final recommendations (regular meeting)       
Monday, March 23, 2015
Special Meeting of Council to pass Budgets     

As soon as the Preliminary 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets have been made available on March 3rd, further information regarding details on how to register as a delegation for Budget participation will become publically available.