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2010 Operating Budget


In early 2009, City Council identified a tax target to be used by City Administration when preparing the draft budget. The proposed 2010 Operating Budget was discussed by City Council from November 30 to December 10, 2009.

In December 2009, City Council approved the 2010 budget with a 3% tax increase for civic services, boards and authorities, after the City had prepared $50 million in cost reductions to deal with the effects of the recession in 2010. City Administration identified ways to deliver services at reduced costs and, services that would be reduced without adversely affecting Edmontonians' quality of life.

Council also approved a 2% increase in the tax levy for the Neighbourhood Renewal Program to repair and extend the life of roads, sidewalks and streetlights in more mature neighbourhoods.

Read detailed budget documents for City departments, Boards and Commissions and other City-approved budgets.

Public Involvement

The City used several processes to compile input from Edmontonians on the 2010 budget, including the Town Hall Meetings with the Mayor and Councillors in each of the city wards, a public hearing on November 25, 2009, the Citizen Panel, the Citizen Perception Survey and the hearings and council meetings throughout the year on the range of services the City provides.

2010 Proposed Utilities Budget

The City of Edmonton owns and operates three utilities: Sanitary, Land Drainage, and Waste Management. Their annual budgets have traditionally formed part of the overall City of Edmonton Budget.

In 2009 City Council directed Administration to separate the submission, review and approval of the utility budgets from the City’s budget review process. The primary reason for the separation was to allow City Council sufficient time to review and discuss the utility budgets. The 2010 Proposed Utilities Budget was approved by City Council on November 24th, 2009.


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