The Supplemental Capital Budget (SCBA) is an integral component of the City Council approved multi-year approach to set the 2019-2022 Capital Budget. It allows Council to adjust the budget in response to changing project needs, new funding opportunities and challenges, emerging issues, and changing priorities. It supports the City’s financial management outcome of ensuring the…

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Hi everyone, first I want to start off by saying that the past few days have been really hard for many of us. This has been an unprecedented time that requires us to respond in a variety of ways including additional temporary lay-offs of City of Edmonton staff. While never easy, this has been especially…

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By now most, if not all, of you will have received your 2020 Tax Assessment notice in the mail. It’s important to remember these assessments are not your tax bill; that gets sent out in May. Assessments reflect the City’s estimate of your property’s market value as of July 1, 2019, which is then used…

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                                  Last year I wrote about our 2019-2022 Budget Deliberations. It was the first time we were approving a four-year Operating and Capital Budget. We had previously approved multi-year budgets so there was a good idea of how this…

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Last December 2018 Council approved a 2.6% yearly tax increase in the 2019-2022 Operating, Capital and Utility budgets. These budgets identify costs for renewal and growth of municipal infrastructure, civic programs and services, and sources of revenue including grants, property taxes, user fees and utility rates. Every Spring and Fall, Council reviews the budget and approves…

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I am extremely pleased to report that the Office of the City Auditor has confirmed they will be undertaking an extensive productivity review this upcoming year as part of the 2020 Annual Work Plan. Similar to the last review done in 2013, this review will include performance and productivity measurements by department, corporate results and…

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In late May, I had the opportunity to attend the Collision Conference in Toronto which is a large tech conference that brings together buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s emerging technology companies. I was invited to be part of the Innovate Edmonton delegation and knowing that we have some major strengths…

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Last April, there was a motion put forward to complete further analysis on what speed our roads should be set at. This includes local roads, arterial roads, and collector roads. Nearly a year later, the report is coming back but unfortunately it appears the work that has been requested has not been completed.   Previous…

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