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The Operating Budget sets the revenue and spending levels for over 300 civic services and programs that Edmontonians depend on, such as police, fire rescue, lifeguards, transit drivers, parks maintenance, snow clearing, pothole repair, librarians and recreation centre staff.
The approved Operating Budget is a balanced budget that maintains the services, programs and infrastructure that support the 932,546 people within our growing City.
City Council approved the 2016-2018 Operating Budget on December 3, 2015 with a 3.4% general property tax increase in both 2016 and 2017 and an increase of 4.8% in 2018. Council approved the recommendations in the "Spring 2016 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment" report on April 19, 2016 which adjusted the 2016 tax increase from the original 3.4% to 2.8%.
City Council approved the "Fall 2017 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment" recommendations on December 13, 2016, which adjusted the 2017 tax increase to 2.85% and an increase of 5.0% for 2018. Attachment 3 from the report has been updated to reflect the approved budget figures.
2017-2018 Approved Operating Budget (as at December 13, 2016)
The recommendations in the "Spring 2017 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment" Report, which finalized the 2017 tax increase, were approved by City Council on April 11, 2017 with a 2.8% tax increase. This includes a 0.7% tax increase for all civic operations, a 1.5% increase to Neighbourhood Renewal and 0.6% to operate and maintain the future LRT Line.
The approved "Spring Supplemental Operating Budget" will provide all City programs and services for just over $0.17 cents per day in municipal property taxes for the typical household. The approved budget will mean an increase of $63 in 2017 and $115 in 2018 for the typical household, which is a single-family dwelling with an assessed value of $397,000.
Following are the original approved 2016-2018 Operating Budget documents, approved by City Council on December 3, 2015:
Overview and Highlights
User Fees, Fines, Permits
This section of the 2016-2018 Approved Operating Budget includes: Community Services Department Overview, Community and Recreation Facilities, Community Standards, Community Strategies and Development, Facility and Landscape Infrastructure, Fire Rescue Services and Neighbourhoods.
Corporate Expenditures and Revenues
This section of the 2016-2018 Approved Operating Budget includes: Corporate Services Department Overview, Corporate Procurement and Supply Services, Customer Information Services, Fleet Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law and Office of the City Clerk.
Financial Services and Utilities
This section of the 2016-2018 Approved Operating Budget includes: Financial Services and Utilities Department Overview, Assessment and Taxation, Corporate Strategic Planning, Financial Services and Financial Strategies and Budget.
Mayor and Councillor Offices
Office of the City Auditor
Office of the City Manager
This section of the 2016-2018 Approved Operating Budget includes: Office of the City Manager Department Overview, City Manager's Office, Corporate Communications and, Intergovernmental and External Affairs.
This section of the 2016-2018 Approved Operating Budget includes: Sustainable Development Department Overview; Current Planning; Real Estate, Housing and Economic Sustainability; Urban Planning and Environment; Blatchford Redevelopment Project; Community Revitalization Levies and Land Enterprise.
This section of the 2016-2018 Approved Operating Budget includes: Transportation Services Department Overview, Edmonton Transit System, LRT Design and Construction, Roads Design and Construction, Transportation Operations and Transportation Planning.
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
Edmonton Police Service
Edmonton Public Library
Boards, Commissions and other Entities
This section of the 2016-2018 Approved Operating Budget includes: Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton Combative Sports Commission, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, Fort Edmonton Park, Greater Edmonton Foundation, Edmonton Heritage Council, REACH Edmonton and The Edmonton Space and Science Foundation.