Salaries and Benefits for Members of Council and their office staff.
The Constituency Services and Office Budget Policy guides Councillors' expenditures in performing their diverse roles and in representing their constituents. Reports detailing expenses are updated quarterly.
Reports and policy regarding Councillors' expenses funded from the Council General Expense Budget. Expense reports are updated quarterly.
Members of Council may accept donations to community events that they organize, provided they are held on a specific date or series of dates. Payment for travel and certain other gifts are also permissible. All donations and gifts are reported by Members to the Integrity Commissioner. Link to the Integrity Commissioner site.
Councillors who fulfill an official capacity with a municipal organization of which the City is a member are reimbursed from the Council Business Travel Budget for their travel costs related to Board and Committee meetings. Reports detailing business travel expenses are updated quarterly.
Council has directed that legal fees for Members of Council are payable from the Council General Expense Budget. More information: Legal Expenses.
City Council has directed that any Member of Council who attends an out-of-province conference be required to submit a report to the City Clerk on the specific meetings and conferences attended, with confirmation as to whether they remained for each session; such report to be posted on the City's website where travel expenses are disclosed.
An annual report on remuneration and expenses of Members of Council and of Council Appointees to Agencies, Boards, Commission, Corporations and Other Special Purpose Bodies is provided to Council each year.