A non-statutory Public Hearing on the 2016-18 Operating and Utilities Budgets will be held next week. The hearing is an opportunity for residents to speak directly to Council about the budgets before Council makes a final a decision in the weeks to come.
Date: Monday, November 23, 2015
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (may end earlier depending on number of registered speakers)
Location: Council Chamber, City Hall
The proposed 2016-18 Utilities Budget was initially presented and discussed at Utility Committee on October 29, 2015.
The proposed 2016-18 Operating Budget was presented to City Council on November 3, 2015 The release of the proposed budgets started public discussions about the services and programs the City will provide from 2016 to 2018.
The proposed budgets are available online at edmonton.ca/budget2016 . An easy to understand version of the budgets is available at yegcitybudget.ca. An open data version is available at budget.edmonton.ca.
To speak at the hearing, register online at edmonton.ca/meetings, call the Office of the City Clerk at 780-496-8178, or register in person at the Office of the City Clerk – 3rd Floor, City Hall.
City Council will finalize the budgets in discussions that begin November 27 and continue till mid-December. The final tax rate is set in the spring after the education tax is set by the Government of Alberta.