Budget

The City's municipal budget is approved by City Council and outlines how the city will raise and spend funds over the next three years to: 

  • Deliver programs and services in the community 
  • Build and maintain facilities and infrastructure to meet our current needs and future growth

Leduc Budget 2024 – Responsible. Accountable. Sustainable. 

Leduc’s proposed 2024 Municipal Budget will be presented to Leduc City Council for their deliberation over the course of five council meetings: 

Note: There will be an additional budget discussion during the Dec. 4, 2023, meeting of Leduc City Council to discuss remaining items on the 2024 proposed municipal budget. The final 2024 municipal budget will be presented to City Council to request their approval on Monday, Dec. 11. 

The following items were flagged by Leduc City Council for further discussion as part of this year's budget deliberations. The items listed below were discussed at the Nov. 27, 2023 council meeting.

Council Meeting  Items flagged for discussion
Oct. 16, 2023

Grant funding requests for:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Leduc & District Food Bank Association
  • Royal Canadian Legion 108
  • Telford House - Leduc Regional Seniors Centre
Oct. 23, 2023
  • School Resource Officer request with Black Gold School Division funding
  • Future Infrastructure Growth tax strategy/West Campus
Oct. 30, 2023
  • Fire Hall tax strategy
  • LRC program space (currently unfunded)
  • Cemetery Development
  • Desktop and Video Evergreen programs
  • Meeting Room AV upgrades
Nov. 6, 2023
  • Spring bed maintenance
  • Golf Course lease obligation
  • Service Level Adjustment: On-Demand Transit (including a pre/post-COVID costing) (currently unfunded)
  • Fire Hall #3
  • Fire engine for third Fire Hall
  • Flooring renewal - LRC 
  • Furniture program - Civic Centre
  • Yard Waste Transfer relocation
  • Ambulances
  • Fire engine replacement
  • Fleet Services hoist replacement & expansion
  • Telford Lake storm outfall rehabilitation
  • Street sweeper
  • CCTV sewer inspection crawler
  • Acoustic sewer inspection crawler
  • Asphalt recycler
  • Multi-use water truck
  • Sewer flusher trailer
  • Leduc Arts Foundry - lease agreement (service level adjustment; currently unfunded)
Nov. 20, 2023
  • Service level adjustment: Dr. Woods House Museum (currently unfunded)
  • Aquatics equipment

As in previous years, a 'Public Budget Commentary' agenda item will be included during these meetings of Leduc City Council (dates listed above) to allow community members an opportunity to provide their input to council specific to the proposed 2024 municipal budget. Those in attendance at these council meetings who wish to speak as part of 'Public Budget Commentary' will be required to register via sign-in sheet located in Council Chambers.

For a quick recap of the proposed 2024 municipal budget, please view the City of Leduc 2024 Proposed Budget Highlights Summary.

2024 Budget Planning Survey 

Each year, the City collects public input to measure the community’s overall satisfaction with the budget process, residents’ feelings about the value they receive in exchange for the tax dollars they pay, and what should be prioritized in the next year. 

In May 2023, a budget planning survey was conducted, allowing all Leduc residents an opportunity to share their input and help shape our city’s future and fiscal priorities. We received feedback from 503 residents, providing statistically valid results. 

Here are some of the highlights you shared with us in the 2024 Budget Planning Survey compared to previous years: 

Survey results for Budget 2024 

  • 503 respondents 
  • 69% indicated good, very good or excellent value for tax dollars 
  • 42% were opposed to decreasing service levels to minimize tax increase 
  • 44% supported cutting services to maintain or reduce taxes 
  • Most important priority: to lower or maintain property taxes in the future (32%) 
  • Top three areas to increase variable spending: 
    • Fire and Ambulance  
    • Family and Community Support
    • Police
  • Top three areas to decrease variable spending:  
    • Public Transit  
    • Community Development  
    • Library  

Survey results for Budget 2023 

  • 475 respondents 
  • 70% indicated good, very good or excellent value for tax dollars 
  • 45% were opposed to decreasing service levels to minimize tax increase 
  • 45% supported increasing taxes to maintain or increase services 
  • Most important priorities: long-term fiscal sustainability; to lower or maintain property taxes in the future (both 26%) 
  • Top three areas to increase variable spending: 
    • Family and Community Support  
    • Fire and Ambulance  
    • Snow Removal
  • Top three areas to decrease variable spending: 
    • Public Transit 
    • Library and Community Development  
    • Police 

Survey results for Budget 2022  

  • 485 respondents 
  • 71% indicated good, very good or excellent value for tax dollars 
  • 39% supported decreasing service levels to minimize tax increase 
  • 49% supported cutting services to maintain or reduce taxes 
  • Most important priority: to attract new and maintain current businesses and amenities (24%) 
  • Top three areas to increase variable spending: 
    • Family & Community Support 
    • Fire and Ambulance 
    • Police 
  • Top three areas to decrease variable spending: 
    • Public Transit 
    • Library 
    • Recreation Centre 

Budget Awards and Recognition 

The City of Leduc has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award every year since 2016. 

Budget Documents

2024  
>> 2024 Proposed Budget  
2023  
>> 2023 Approved Budget  
>> 2023 Budget General Population Survey  
2022  
>> 2022 Approved Budget  
>> 2022 Budget Stakeholders Survey >> 2022 Budget General Population Survey
2021  
>> 2021 Approved Budget >> 2021 Budget Supporting Documents
2020  
>> 2020 Approved Budget  
>> 2020 Budget Stakeholders Survey >> 2020 Budget General Population Survey
2019  
>> 2019 Approved Budget  
>> 2019 Budget Stakeholders Survey >> 2019 Budget General Population Survey

Financial documents pre-2019 can be found in the Document Directory