Budget

During the 2022 Public Budget Deliberations (held Nov. 8 to Dec. 13, 2021), Leduc City Council approved the 2022 Operating Budget including a municipal property tax revenue increase of 1.7 per cent. Please see the table below for more detailed information on the 2022 Approved Budget and supporting documents.

FAQ

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:

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

Budget Documents

2022  
>> 2022 Approved Budget >> 2022 Budget Supporting Documents
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
2018  
>> 2018 Approved Budget  
>> 2018 Budget Stakeholders Survey >> 2018 Budget General Population Survey
2017  
>> 2017 Approved Budget  
>> 2017 Budget Stakeholders Survey >> 2017 Budget General Population Survey
2016  
>> 2016 Approved Budget >> 2016 Budget Stakeholders Survey
>> 2016 Budget General Population Survey >> 2016 Audited Statement
2015  
>> 2015 Approved Budget >> 2015 Budget General Population Survey
>> 2015 Budget Stakeholders Survey >> 2015 Audited Statement

Financial documents pre-2015 can be found in the Document Directory