We are in one of the most challenging economic times in decades.   We have one of the largest unemployment rates of the major cities across Canada. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. Those same businesses are struggling to pay their staff who live in our communities. Some families and individuals are concerned…

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  Back in September 10th, 2020, the City Auditor presented a report to the Audit Committee on the number of management Full Time Employees and the management span of control. The report had reviewed a three-year period from 2017-2019 with findings discovering a significant increase (21%) in the number of manager and supervisor full time…

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  The $18.2 million – Workforce Strategies across the Corporation include vacancy management, personnel reductions, overtime reductions and strategies that consolidate work such as consolidation of the City’s corporate strategy functions within the newly created Service Innovation and Performance branch. Financial and Corporate Services department.   The Workforce Strategies section includes changes in Assessment &…

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  The $13.2 million – Service Level Reductions reflect adjustments to the current level of services provided. These reductions were brought forward within the context of Reimagining Services.   The Service level reductions section includes changes in Communications and Engagement, Community and Recreation Facilities, Community Standards and Neighbourhoods, Development Services, Edmonton Transit Service, Fleet and…

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    The $6.4 million – Funding to partners reflect reductions to grants or operating support to community partners. The Funding to partners section includes changes in Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and Social Development   Changes that are relevant to the experiences and services that Edmontonians receive are in the following areas.   Edmonton…

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  The $1.4 million – Facility Closures were based on recommendations from Program and Service reviews and align with the City’s approach to Reimagine Services. Council directed Administration to prioritize the remainder of the capital budget and return with infrastructure cut-back scenarios. Future renewal costs avoided through closure of these facilities are conservatively estimated to…

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Within the last blog, we spoke on proposed budget cuts within our city budget within the sector called “Efficiencies” that includes adjustments to the way a service is delivered internally and externally to citizens which reflect a commitment to continuous improvement and the efficient use of taxpayer dollars. The next section we will be talking…

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  This time of year is when City Council starts preparing for budget deliberations. To keep Edmontonians in the loop on any upcoming changes, I wanted to start this blog series to talk about the proposed budget cuts that were brought forward to us in regards to the Supplemental Operating Budget. “The Supplemental Operating Budget…

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Edmonton Debt Projects 2005-2020

An audit was recently released that provided our current financial position as a city. The audit clearly shows that Edmonton’s financial position today is not as good as it was 20 years ago. That may lead you to ask, why is that the case?   During our Audit Committee meeting today, there was an excellent…

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