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  As part of the 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategy, the Urban Agglomeration Council of Montréal implemented a $25 million subsidy program for businesses that have suffered economic loss due to major construction in designated areas. This program is part of a larger strategy to prepare for economic growth in the region and would benefit businesses…

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Budget 2021 Part 8: Staffing Changes

  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 $1.2 million – Increased revenue/recoveries reflect opportunities to increase revenue for a service or increase the recovery level of service. The Increased revenue/recovery section includes changes in Community and Recreation Facilities, Community Standards and Neighbourhoods, Corporate Expenditures and Revenues, Fire and Rescue Services and Parks and Roads Services.    Changes that are relevant…

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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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  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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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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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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