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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  2018 has been a busy year for Edmonton’s City Council! Coming into the holiday break, I want to share some highlights from the past year. Of course, everyday as a City Councillor is different and in reflecting on the past year I am proud of everything we have accomplished. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays…

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After months of analyzing, asking questions, and debating, City Council has wrapped up debate on the 2019 – 2022 Operating and Capital Budget. This budget will shape the way Edmonton grows over the next four years. Over 150 Edmontonians came out to speak at the Public Hearing on the budget. We heard about the need…

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  A few months ago I put forward a motion in advance of our budget deliberations to examine what programs and/or services could be changed, reduced, or cut. The results of that motion have now been released. This link will take you to the agenda and then you can view the first attachment which will…

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  The financial future of the City of Edmonton is made up of two parts – the capital budget and the operating budget.   First of all, let’s breakdown the difference between the operating and capital budget. This section is taken directly from the City of Edmonton website, as they have done an excellent job explaining…

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This fall, City Council will be discussing and voting on the 2019-2022 Capital and Operating budgets. Leading up to the vote, the City of Edmonton is engaging in thorough public consultation, including this survey on budget priorities which I encourage all Edmontonians to fill out. I will also be doing extensive consultation to determine what…

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Every year I like to write a post on our budget deliberations. 2018 is the last year of our three year operating budget which means many of the decisions made took place in December 2015. When the budget was set a few years back, the original budget had a 4.9% increase in 2018. It was…

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