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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Balancing investment choices between infrastructure renewal and growth presents a significant challenge, especially when our city grows and ages at the same time. The gap between what is needed and what the City can afford continues to grow; therefore, obtaining and prioritizing funding remains a key concern.    Renewal vs. Growth:   Renewal is investment…

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Cost Reduction Scenarios

At our Audit Committee meeting on Friday, September 18th, I made the following motion, “That Audit Committee recommend to City Council that Administration return to the fall Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment (SOBA)/Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment (SCBA) deliberations as appropriate with two scenarios to reduce supervisor full-time equivalents (FTEs) by 5% (up to 92 FTEs /$13.2…

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The latest Capital Projects update was provided to the public this week and includes details on the scope, schedule, and budget of each Integrated Infrastructure Services (IIS) managed project.  Except for projects related to land, equipment, and information technology, the IIS Department is responsible for managing all substantive capital infrastructure projects within the 2019-22 Capital…

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