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Budget 2014

The City of Edmonton delivers programs and services necessary to maintain and enhance our high standard of living.

Roads and public transit that move people; police, bylaws and fire rescue services to keep people safe; parks, waste management and drainage to keep our communities clean and healthy; social programs and leisure activities to make Edmonton a great place in which to live, work and visit. These core areas reflect the top priorities of Edmontonians.

The City budget identifies the costs for these services and the sources of revenue to pay for the services, including property taxes, utility rates and user fees.

Approved 2014 Budget (December 5, 2013)

The approved 2014 Operating Budget results in an overall 4.92% increase in the property tax levy – 3.42% for civic programs, boards and commissions and 1.5% to continue to build the Neighbourhood Renewal Program fund.

For a typical home valued at $374,500 the approved budget means an average increase in property taxes of $95 for the year, or $7.92 per month for households on the monthly payment plan. The total municipal property tax for a typical household amounts to about $2,035 for the year.

The approved budgets for City-managed utilities result in a rate increase for a typical home of $1.39 per month for Sanitary Drainage, $0.86 per month for Stormwater Drainage and $1.98 per month for Waste Management.

Key dates for 2014 Budget

June 6 & July 16, 2013

Administration provided a forecast of the 2014 Operating Budget including impacts of capital and cost pressures. Administration also provided Council with information on the strategies that would be used to mitigate increases in the 2014 Operating Budget.

October 30, 2013

Proposed 2014 Drainage Utilities and Waste Management Utility Budgets released online.

November 1, 2013

Proposed 2014 Operating Budget for Civic Programs and Boards and Commissions released online.

Public consultation online and through telephone polling to gather feedback on the proposed budgets.

November 5, 2013

Presentation to Council of proposed 2014 Drainage Utilities and Waste Management Utility Budgets.

November 6, 2013

Presentation to Council of proposed 2014 Operating Budget for Civic Programs and Boards and Commissions.

November 25, 2013

Non-statutory Public Hearing on proposed 2014 Operating and Utilities Budgets

December 2—5, 2013 (Budget Approved December 5, 2013)

Council budget deliberations

January 2014

Assessment notices are mailed to property owners

Spring 2014

Education Tax Requisition from the Province of Alberta; Council approves final tax rate

May 2014

Tax notices are mailed

June 30, 2014

Deadline to pay property taxes


For More Information

Mike Dowler

Budget Planning and Development
Title Director
Telephone 780-496-5116
Email mike.dowler@edmonton.ca