Summary of public engagement activities on city budgets
The City of Edmonton delivers programs and services necessary to maintain and enhance our high standard of living.
Roads and public transit that move people; police, bylaws and fire rescue services to keep people safe; parks, waste management and drainage to keep our communities clean and healthy; social programs and leisure activities to make Edmonton a great place in which to live, work and visit. These core areas reflect the top priorities of Edmontonians.
The City Operating Budget and Utilities Budget identify the costs for all day-to-day civic services and programs that Edmontonians depend on and the sources of revenue to pay for those services, including property taxes, utility rates and user fees. By law, municipalities are not allowed to budget for a deficit and the City does not plan surpluses. The City collects the amount of tax required to balance the budget after all other revenue sources are considered.
The operating budget of about $2 billion maintains the services, programs and infrastructure that support 878,000 people within our growing city.
Key dates for 2015 Budgets
June 25, 2014
Administration provided a forecast of the 2015 Operating Budget including impacts of capital and cost pressures. Administration also provided Council with information on the strategies that would be used to mitigate increases in the 2015 Operating Budget.
October 24, 2014
Proposed 2015 Drainage Utility and Waste Management Utility Budgets released online.
October 30, 2014
Presentation to Utilities Committee of proposed 2015 Drainage Utility and Waste Management Utility Budgets.
October 31, 2014
Proposed 2015 Operating Budget for Civic Programs and Boards and Commissions released online as well as proposed 2015-2018 Capital Budget.
November 4, 2014
Presentation to Council of proposed 2015-2018 Capital Budget.
November 5, 2014
Presentation to Council of proposed 2015 Operating Budget for Civic Programs and Boards and Commissions.
November 24, 2014
Non-statutory Public Hearing on proposed 2015 Operating and Utilities Budgets as well as proposed 2015-2018 Capital Budget.
November 26, 2014
City Council approves 2015 Utilities Budget.
November 26 - December 10 2014
Council deliberations on proposed budgets.
December 11, 2014
City Council approves 2015 Operating Budget and 2015-2018 Capital Budget.
Assessment notices are mailed to property owners.
Education Tax Requisition from the Province of Alberta; Council approves final tax rate.
Tax notices are mailed.
June 30, 2015
Deadline to pay property taxes.