Category Archives: Budget

Transit Fare Policy

Transit Fare Policy We have heard a lot of concern about the changes in seniors transit fares and I know it will be hard on some people.  We had to make adjustments in order to offer fully free transit for … Continue reading

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Books and Budgets

Books and Budgets I am happy to share some good news with everyone.  The eagerly anticipated new Capilano Branch of Edmonton Public Library is finally open.  The Grand Opening is planned for November 23 at 10:30 am and I look … Continue reading

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High Level Waterfall: where to go from here?

The High Level Bridge Great Divide Waterfall has been an Edmonton icon since the valves were first turned on in 1980, following its private donation by artist Peter Lewis. Even though the waterfall has been out of commission since 2009, … Continue reading

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City borrowing to build is ‘smart debt’

There are a number of misconceptions about the city’s budget that I would like to clarify. First, the city is not legally allowed to run a deficit in our operating budget, meaning we cannot take on debt to run the … Continue reading

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Watch for your 2012 property tax notice in your mailbox

The City of Edmonton is mailing more than 327,000 property tax notices to collect enough revenue to cover about half the cost of providing all City services and programs that citizens use in 2012. For more information on residential … Continue reading

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Budget 2012 Public Consultation

The City of Edmonton requested feedback on the budget process from citizens via an online survey and seven public meetings.  You can view the results of this public consultation process and learn more here:

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