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City Council approved the 2014 Operating Budget on December 5, 2013.

The operating budget sets the revenue and spending levels for all civic services and programs that Edmontonians depend on, such as police, fire rescue, lifeguards, transit drivers, parks maintenance, snow clearing, pothole repair, librarians, and recreation centre staff. By law, municipalities are not allowed to budget for a deficit and the City does not plan surpluses. The City collects the amount of tax required to balance the budget after all other revenue sources are considered.

The approved 2014 Operating Budget results in a 4.92% property tax increase - 3.42% increase for all civic operations, boards and commissions including funding operations of a number of new facilities and enhanced services, and an additional 1.5% tax dedicated to continuing to build the Neighbourhood Renewal Program.

For a typical Edmonton home valued at $364,000 the approved budget results in an average increase of $95 or $7.92 per month for homeowners on the monthly payment plan. The total municipal property tax for a typical household amounts to about $2,020 per year, and delivers the range of civic services residents have come to expect. 

The approved 4.92% tax increase is the average across all tax classes – residential and non-residential. The final tax rate will be set in the spring of 2014 after the province announces the education tax portion of property taxes.

The approved budget of almost $2 billion maintains the services, programs and infrastructure that support 836,000 people within our growing city.

The Executive Summary of the 2014 Operating Budget summarizes costs, distribution of taxes and strategies for balancing the budget.

Overview and Highlights

2014 Approved Operating Budget Overview

Community Services

Community Services Department Overview

Community & Recreation Facilities

Community Standards

Community Strategies and Development

Fire Rescue Services

Neighbourhoods, Parks & Community Recreation

Project Management & Maintenance Services

Corporate Expenditures & Revenues

Corporate Programs

Corporate Services

Corporate Services Department Overview

Customer Information Services

Human Resources

Information Technology

Law Branch

Materials Management

Office of the City Clerk

Municipal Fleet Services

Financial Services & Utilities

Financial Services & Utilities Department Overview

Assessment and Taxation

Client Financial Services / Corporate Strategic Planning

Drainage Design and Construction

Mayor and Councillor Offices

Mayor and Councillor Offices Overview

Office of the City Auditor

Office of the City Auditor Overview

Office of the City Manager

Office of the City Manager Department Overview

City Manager

Corporate Communications

Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Department Overview

Corporate Properties

Current Planning

Housing and Economic Sustainability

Urban Planning and Environment

Vehicle for Hire

Land Enterprise

Transportation Services

Transportation Services Department Overview

Edmonton Transit

LRT Design and Construction

Roads Design and Construction

Traffic Safety & Automated Enforcement

Transportation Operations

Transportation Planning

Community Revitalization Levy

Community Revitalization Levy

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Police Service

Edmonton Police Service Overview

Edmonton Public Library

Edmonton Public Library Overview

Boards, Commissions and other Entities


Supplementary Information

Supplementary Information

For More Information

311 Contact Centre


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


John Pater

Financial Services and Utilities

Title Senior Communications Advisor
Telephone 780-496-8278
780-405-1669 (cell)

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