Published on October 29, 2019
Budget 2020: What are your priorities?
Have Your Say on the Proposed 2020 Budget! What do you believe the City’s priorities should be over the next budget year (2020)?
The City of St. Albert’s staff have done a great job preparing a proposed budget that is below inflation! This is due to the streamlining done over the past year – restructuring senior Administration, identifying efficiencies, and focusing on the most important initiatives.
In keeping with our commitment to be a smart city and embrace new technology, the City has also identified a sophisticated new tool to gather residents’ thoughts on the proposed budget.
Providing input is easy, quick and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. The City is testing a new online platform to engage with residents on the Proposed 2020 Budget. Share your thoughts between now and November 10. All input received will be shared with City Council to help inform their budget decision-making.
This online tool provides residents with a greater opportunity to participate in budget discussions at your own convenience and replaces the budget open house.
On October 28, 2019, Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Scoble presented City Council with Administration’s Proposed Financial Plan and 2020 Budget.
For the 2020 Budget, the City is proposing a 2.4 per cent property tax increase. This consists of a 0.9 per cent increase to maintain current services and a 1.5 per cent increase focusing on repairing, maintaining and/or replacing (RMR) existing municipal infrastructure
- The City is facing a significant funding challenge on municipal infrastructure over the next 10 years. Council approved the 1.5 per cent increase for the next three years to start addressing this challenge. Administration is working on various long-term solutions to help offset the impact of RMR on municipal taxes.
- The remaining 0.9 per cent increase is focused on maintaining the City’s current services.
Other Input Opportunities
Interested in how you can get involved further?
- Functional Budget Presentations – Nov. 7, Nov. 14 (if required)
- Council Budget Deliberations – Nov. 21, Nov. 26 (if required), Nov. 28 (if required)
- Council considers the Proposed Budget for Approval – Dec. 16, 2019
For more information
Last edited: October 29, 2019