Excerpt from 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
Assessment notices are mailed to property owners
Education Tax Requisition from the Province of Alberta; Council approves final tax rate
Tax notices are mailed
June 30, 2014
Deadline to pay property taxes