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2012 Public Consultation

Your City. Your Services.

The City of Edmonton collected input on programs and services that are important for Edmonton and Edmontonians. An online survey conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion and seven community meetings facilitated by City staff compiled the comments and perspectives from 1,208 participants.

The Public Consultation Report on findings has been provided to City Council. The raw data from the online survey is in the City's Open Data catalogue. Data tables are available in related documents on this page.

Public Consultation – 2012 Budget Process


The City held seven public budget meetings to compile input on City budgets and taxes. At the meetings, City staff presented the 2012 budget process, detailing how your city services are funded and provided and where your municipal, provincial and federal tax dollars go.

In breakout sessions, participants discussed services, cost pressures households face, and explored the City’s 10-year goals as described in The Way Ahead: Strategic Plan 2009-18.

Meeting locations and dates

Northeast Clareview Arena Hall, 3804-139 Avenue Monday,
Sept. 26
7-9pm
West Lessard Community Hall, 17404-57 Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 28 7-9pm
Northwest Ukrainian Youth Complex, 9615-153 Avenue Thursday,
Sept. 29
7-9pm
Southwest Terwillegar Recreation Centre,  2051 Leger Road Tuesday,
Oct. 4
7-9pm
Central Polish Hall,
10960-104 Street
Wednesday, Oct. 5 7-9pm
Southeast Grant MacEwan South Campus, 7319-29 Avenue Thursday,
Oct. 6
7-9pm
Central Prince of Wales Armouries,
10440-108 Avenue
Tuesday,
Oct. 11
7-9pm

The City also compiled input into the 2012 budget process via an online survey, from late September to October 31. There were 1,158 complete submissions to the online survey.

What will the City do with the public input?

The public input we receive at meetings and online will:

  • be presented to Council for consideration for their October-December budget deliberations;
  • made public online; and
  • help set the stage for similar citizen input to the 2013 budget process.

What will the 2012 budget survey and public meetings tell the City of Edmonton?

This public consultation gathered citizens’ feedback on:

  1. The City services that are most important to Edmontonians;
  2. The services and how Edmontonians want to experience and benefit from those services over the next 10 years; and
  3. The fair distribution of Edmontonians’ tax dollars for services provided by the City, the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada.