The Sunshine Coast Regional District is heading into the second round of budget debates this week.
Around 500 thousand dollars in spending was added to the budget in round one for things like transit, parks and rec, water and the Gibsons Fire Department.
The overall tax increase sits at 5.2 per cent, with decisions still to come on curbside recycling for Areas B and D, improvements at the Gibsons pool, and dealing with landfill revenue shortfalls.
Chair Garry Nohr says this has been a challenging budget, but he doesn’t expect numbers to go up much more after round 2
The Regional District of Nanaimo will vote on its budget next week, with an overall tax increase expected to come in at around 5.2 per cent.