These quick, informative documents are designed to help Edmontonians better understand timely topics as they relate to the City's Budget.
The City of Edmonton’s Budget is about work.
It’s the work of translating what we dream about for our community (when we stop to contemplate these things) into what we experience when we’re actually out there in a city built of asphalt, concrete, glass, wood, paint, brick, iron, bark, granite, steel, tile, bronze, polyvinyl chloride, rock, water, dirt and grass.
It’s the work of Councillors who study, debate, argue, resolve, compromise and vote.
It’s the work of administrators who answer questions, advise, provide history and context.
And it’s the work of Edmontonians who follow the discussions, make comments, ask questions and speak in front of City Council.
The Budget is the game plan for how best to spend $3 billion a year for the kinds of things we can’t do ourselves. Paving roads. Fixing curbs. Planting trees. Clearing snow. Staying safe. Growing neighbourhoods. Playing sports. Moving from here to there.
And it’s helped to life by the people who work for the City of Edmonton.
None of this work can happen without your money.
All of this work happens in the knowledge of what your money actually represents.
It represents your own work.
Edmontonians work hard for the money to help build the meaning of their lives here. The portion of that money that goes to City Hall to bring the Budget to life—your taxes—is treated not as an abstract number or an entry in a database. Your money is used to build the common good, but never treated commonly. Your money is treated with care, prudence and respect.
The City Budget is about the work that respects your work.
We want to help make sense of it all and answer your questions.
YEGCitybudget.ca: ask your own questions about the budget or browse questions from other Edmontonians
Budget 101: a high level look at City of Edmonton budgets
Open Budget: your guided tour of Open Data’s budget information
2019-2022 Operating Budget Overview
2019-2022 Operating Budget Executive Summary
2019-2022 Operating Budget, in Full
2019-2022 Capital Budget Overview
2019-2022 Approved Capital Budget Profiles
2019-2022 Capital Budget, in Full
Capital Budget Questions Alphabetically by Council Member
Capital Budget Questions Numerically by Question Number
Operating Budget Questions Alphabetically by Council Member
Operating Budget Questions Numerically by Question Number
Remaining Operating Budget Questions Numerically by Question Number
2018 Budget Survey Results: What Edmontonians had to say about budgeting and priorities in Fall 2018
Debt and the City Overview
Debt White Paper
Property Tax 101
Property Tax Estimator
Property Assessment Tool and Reference Materials
Your Tax Notice
Components of Your Tax Bill
Your Notice Explained
Current Tax Rates
History of Municipal and Education Tax Changes
What is a Property Assessment
How Property Assessments Affect What You Pay in Property Taxes
How Properties are Assessed
Why Property Assessment Is Different From What you Recently Paid
Assessment and Taxation Overview
Assessment and Taxation White Paper
Edmonton Assessment Review Board
Assessment and Taxes in Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) Areas
Business Assessment and Taxes