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Learn how the City makes financial decisions, and how they impact you.
 

Financial decisions are made through:

Planning, Budgeting, Reporting Circle Graphic

  Planning how to spend

  Budgeting where to spend  

  Reporting the results
 

   Plans 

The City's strategic planning framework is 6 plans and processes. 

It guides how the City works to build a better life for Edmontonians.

The budget is part of this framework.

Learn more about the City's strategic plans.

 

  Budgets are developed in 4-year cycles.

A longer view helps plan stable programs and services. 

Budgets are adjusted each year as needed.

The 2019-2022 original Operating and Capital Budgets were approved by City Council on December 14, 2018.

 2021 Budget Highlights

In Fall 2020 Council made amendments to the approved 2021 budgets.
 

Budget changes include a 0% tax increase for 2021.

This change provides tax relief for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the lowest tax increase in over twenty years.

Operating Budget

The operating budget is about the money the City uses every day for programs and services.


Examples of these programs and services are:
  • Maintaining the roads and public transit that move people police
  • Bylaws and fire rescue services to keep people safe parks
  • Waste management and drainage to keep the city clean and healthy
  • Social programs and leisure activities that make Edmonton a great place to live, work and visit

The City gets money from sources including:
  • Property taxes
  • User fees
  • Utility rates

Original budget
2019-2022 Operating Budget

Approved by City Council on December 14, 2018

2019-2022 Executive Summary

Supplemental Adjustments
2021 Budget Highlights

Includes 2020 - Fall Supplemental Adjustment
Approved by City Council on Dec 9 and 11, 2020

2020 - Spring (COVID)

Approved by City Council on Apr 27, 2020

2019 - Fall

Approved by City Council on Dec 13, 2019

2019 - Spring

Approved by City Council on Apr 30, 2019


Where the City’s Money Comes From and How It's Spent

Approved by City Council on Dec 9 and 11, 2020

These charts show the percentage of revenues and expenditures that go to various areas of the City. 


Impacts on Residents

 

Approved Tax Increases

Approved Tax Increases

Changes to the approved tax increase for each year of the multi-year budget cycle, through the supplemental budget adjustment process.

Tax-Supported Operating Budget
Approval Date
2019
2020
2021
2022
2019-2022 Operating Budget
Original Approved Budget
Dec 14, 2018 2.6% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6%
2020 Adjustment
2019 Spring Supplemental Adjustment
April 30, 2019 2.6% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6%
2020 Adjustment
Fall 2019 Supplemental Adjustment
Dec 13, 2019 n/a 2.1% 2.6% 2.3%
2020 COVID Adjustment
Spring 2020 Supplemental Adjustment
Apr 27, 2020 n/a 1.3% 3.2% 2.4%
2021 Adjustment
Fall 2020 Supplemental Adjustment
Dec 11, 2020 n/a n/a  0% 1.6%
Budget Impacts on Households

Impact on a Typical Homeowner

2021 Impact on Typical Homeowner Report

Impact of the Approved 2021-2022 municipal tax levy on a
Typical Homeowner ($387,000 Assessed Value)
 
2020 Budget
2021 Budget
Annual Impact
2022 Budget
Annual Impact
Municipal Services $1728 $1697 ($31) $1721 $24
Police Services $580 $590 $10 $597 $7
Alley Renewal $254 $259 $5 $262 $3
Valley Line LRT $76 $92 $16 $101 $9
Total Property Tax Bill  $2638 $2638 - $2681 $43
Impact of the Approved 2021-2022 municipal tax levy
per $100,000 of assessment value, residential
 
2020 Budget
2021 Budget
Annual Impact
2022 Budget
Annual Impact
Municipal Services $447 $438 ($9) $445 $7
Police Services $150 $153 $3 $154 $1
Alley Renewal $65 $67 $2 $68 $1
Valley Line LRT $20 $24 $4 $26 $2
Per $100K of assessment value, residential  $682 $682 - $693 $11

Capital Budget

The capital budget is for the things the City builds.

It pays for new structures and maintaining existing ones.


Examples are:
  • Roads
  • Bridges
  • Recreation centres
  • Fire halls
  • Police stations
  • Libraries

We pay for this construction through:
  • Grants from provincial and federal governments
  • Tax-supported debt
  • Reserves
  • Investment income

Original Budget
2019-2022 Capital Budget

Approved by City Council on December 14, 2018

Capital Profiles

Information about the different capital projects that the City builds.
 

Supplemental Adjustments
2021 Budget Highlights

Includes 2020 - Fall Supplemental Adjustment

2020 Fall - Summary of Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustments 

Approved by City Council on Dec 9 and 11, 2020


Where the City’s Money Comes From and How It Is Spent

Approved by City Council on Dec 9 and 11, 2020

These charts show where we get our capital funding, and the types of projects we spend it on.

Waste Services Utility budget

Waste Services is a public utility.

Monthly utility rates pay for all residential waste services. Property taxes do not pay for any waste services residents receive.

Waste Services is governed by the Utility Committee. An independent Utility Advisor provides oversight. The Utility operates under Council-approved Fiscal Policy.


Examples of these services are:
  • Garbage collection
  • Blue bag and Blue bin recycling
  • Recycling depots
  • Reuse Centre
  • Eco stations
  • Big Bin events
  • Assisted Waste Collection

Original Budget
Approved 2019-2022 Waste Services

Approved by City Council on December 5, 2018

2019-2022 Waste Services Business Plan
Supplemental Adjustments
2021 Budget Highlights

Includes 2020 - Fall Supplemental Adjustment
Approved by City Council on Dec 9 and 11, 2020


2021 Waste Services Rate Filing


Impacts on Residents

 

Approved Rate Increases

There was no annual increase from 2020 to 2021 for Waste Utility fees.

 

Type of Residence
2020 Actual  Monthly Rate
2021 Approved  Monthly Rate
Approved Monthly Rate Increase
Annual Increase

Single Unit

$47.22

$47.22

$0.00

$0.00

Multi-Unit

$30.69

$30.69

$0.00

$0.00

Blatchford Utility Budget

Blatchford Renewable Energy operates as a municipally owned utility.

Blatchford Renewable Energy owns and operates the Blatchford community’s District Energy Sharing System (DESS).  This system will provide heating, cooling and hot water services to Blatchford residents and businesses.
 


Blatchford Utility 2021 Annual Rate Filing

Approved by City Council on December 9 and 11, 2020


2021-2024 Blatchford Renewable Energy Business Plan

  Reports

Annual Report

How the City uses financial resources to provide services and infrastructure.

This report includes legislated audited financial statements in adherence with Public Sector Accounting Standards.

Report to Citizens

Citizen-focused highlights of the Annual Report.

This report includes yearly financial results, operating and capital budgets, an economic update and City achievements.

Investment Committee Annual Report

How the City’s investments did over the past year.

In 2020 Edmonton's investments delivered strong returns.

Related Topics

Budget information displayed as interactive charts and graphs.

Resources for residents.

Resources for businesses and non-residential properties.

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