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City HallOne of the challenges for all municipalities across Canada is that they have limited taxation authority. Three primary sources of funding include:

  • Residential and business property taxes;
  • User-pay services (utilities, transit, and attractions);
  • Municipal grants.

The City’s planning documents and management tools are vital in helping decision makers to more accurately predict Edmonton’s short- and long-term infrastructure funding requirements − to ensure that their decisions meet the needs of its citizens today, while preparing to meet the needs of those citizens’ grandchildren in the future.

However, the infrastructure shortfall reflects a revenue crunch, and closing the infrastructure gap is closely linked to other City and major departmental initiatives. Some of those key initiatives are:

  • Neighbourhood Renewal Program
    This program is aimed at repairing neighbourhood transportation infrastructure through a dedicated annual tax levy.
  • The Way Ahead
    The City of Edmonton Strategic Plan provides a focus to the City's efforts to deliver the greatest value of services and infrastructure that are most important to Edmontonians while managing the opportunities and challenges of our ever-changing city. 
  • The Way We Finance
    Edmonton’s financial sustainability plan guides development of the strategic plan, which will outline guiding principles to ensure continued sound fiscal management and long-term financial sustainability.
  • The Way We Green
    Edmonton’s environmental strategic plan sets out principles, goals, objectives and strategic actions and approaches for Edmonton to live in balance with nature.
  • The Way We Grow
    Edmonton’s Municipal Development Plan is the City’s strategic growth and development plan.
  • The Way We Live
    Edmonton’s people plan redefines local government as a caring entity that creates a diverse and inclusive city by connecting people, creating communities where people can age in place and actively nurturing an arts, culture, and athletic community.
  • The Way We Move
    Edmonton’s Transportation Master Plan provides the framework for how Edmonton will address its future transportation needs.
  • The Way We Prosper
    Edmonton’s economic development plan is a comprehensive economic development strategy for the city.

Edmonton continues to look for new partnerships and opportunities to address the infrastructure gap within the limitations of municipal legislation.

For More Information

Office of Infrastructure & Funding Strategy

5th Floor, Chancery Hall
3 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB
T5J 2C3

Telephone 780-496-5304
Fax 780-420-4884
Email infrastructure@edmonton.ca

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