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Council Meetings, Standing Committee Meetings and Public Hearings

The Council and Committee meeting schedule has been impacted by COVID-19.

Some meetings have been cancelled. Please visit edmonton.ca/meetings for more information on what meetings are currently scheduled.

City Hall

City Hall is closed to the public until further notice to ensure the health and safety of Council, City employees and the public. Staff and accredited media will continue to have access to the building and the parkade will remain open to the public. Social distancing and hygiene practices will continue to be mandatory at City Hall.

Updated May 19, 2020

2020 Operating Budget

On April 29, City Council confirmed that the combined tax levy for municipal and education property taxes will be 0% for residential property owners and a 2% decrease for non-residential property owners. The 2020 budget absorbs financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that could have meant a municipal tax levy increase of 7.6% to address the impacts of the tax-supported revenue losses.

For a typical home in Edmonton valued at $387,000, this is a decrease of $28.

Property taxes are due in June but, this year, late payment penalties will not be charged on taxes paid by September 1, 2020. This applies to both the education and municipal portions of the tax bill for residential and non-residential properties.

Please see the news release for more information about the April 29th budget update.

Emergency Orders

The Director of the City's Emergency Management Agency has put in place the following State of Local Emergency Orders:

Effective May 19, 2020
Emergency Orders

Effective April 1, 2020
Emergency Orders

Effective March 26, 2020
Emergency Orders

Property Tax Deferral

The City of Edmonton is supporting citizens and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All property owners who are experiencing financial difficulty, whether they pay property tax annually or monthly, may delay their usual payments until August 31 and no late penalties will be applied. For more information, see COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Information.

City COVID-19 Governance

The City's response to and relaunch after the pandemic follows a specific governance. The structure is outlined in this illustration.

Public Engagement

City-led public engagement events and information sessions are cancelled until further notice. Visit the project web page for other potential engagement options.

City Program & Service Adjustments

COVID-19 Service and Program Impacts

Updated May 21, 2020 

To help people understand what City programs and services have been adjusted or impacted due to COVID-19 and/or staffing and budget constraints, the City has developed a search tool. This listing is updated regularly, so please check back often as we begin to reopen some programs and services. 

Learn about the City's agencies, boards & commissions, Office of the City Clerk's role and how to volunteer to serve on a civic agency.

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