2023 Budget Planning Survey
The 2023 Budget Planning Survey is now running and will be available until May 31, 2022. Have your say by completing the survey to help guide our city's growth and priorities for the coming years. Survey results will be posted here in June. Thank you for your input!
2022 Public Budget Deliberations
During the 2022 Public Budget Deliberations (held Nov. 8 to Dec. 13, 2021), Leduc City Council approved the 2022 Operating Budget. Please see the table below for more detailed information on the 2022 Approved Budget and supporting documents.
What is the difference between operating and capital budgets?
The operating budget reflects the annual cost of offering services and programs to our residents and businesses, such as:
- social services
- water and sewer
- snow removal
- fire and emergency medical services
- garbage and recycling collection
- cultural and recreation facilities (like the LRC and Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts)
Note: the City's annual operating budget is governed by the Alberta Municipal Government Act (MGA), which states that all municipalities must keep a balanced operating budget. This means we must budget for the exact amount of money needed for each year - we cannot plan for either a surplus (taking in more money than we need) or a deficit (taking in less money than we need).
The capital budget reflects the cost of upgrades and improvements to city facilities, infrastructure, parks, recreation spaces and roads. In some cases, these projects are quite large and take several years to complete, so their total costs are spread out over that time. Details and progress of the City's annual construction projects (including information about project funding, where applicable) can be found on our Construction Projects hub.
How can I influence the City budget?
The City's annual budget priorities are guided by the strategic direction set by Leduc City Council and the City's variety of master plans. Leduc residents and business owners have a number of opportunities to share their thoughts or feedback regarding the City's budget, including:
- participating in the annual Budget Planning Survey (which takes place each spring)
- registering to take part directly in council's budget discussions through public commentary (contact the City Clerk's office to register via email or phone at 780-980-7132). Note: public commentary is the first order of business to take place during each meeting of council for budget deliberations.
- speaking directly with Mayor and Council
How do the budget deliberation meetings impact property taxes?
The priorities set by Leduc City Council during annual budget deliberations determine the amount of money the City will require in order to operate over the following year. The funds needed to pay for these services, programs and improvement projects are then collected by the City through various sources of revenue, including municipal property taxes.
Financial documents pre-2015 can be found in the Document Directory.