Leduc Budget 2021 – Highlights
Leduc City Council and administration kicked off budget talks at the first of four public budget meetings, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. This evening was also the first night of the new live streaming equipment, making it easier for all citizens to watch council from the comfort of their home. All meetings, and previous meetings, can be found at Leduc.ca/live
The evening began with Mayor Bob Young’s opening remarks followed by City Manager Derek Prohar’s address highlighting this year’s budget aligns with council’s four key focus areas as identified in the 2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan. Derek also spoke to how we’re working on strategic priorities while maintaining service levels all within the current public health crisis of COVID-19.
Key points from this public budget meeting include:
- No property tax revenue increase proposed for 2021
- 2021 operational revenue: $100 million
- 2021 operational expenses: $90 million
- Residential growth was projected at 2 per cent, however expecting 1.4 per cent. Actual numbers will be reported Spring 2021
- Non-residential growth was projected to be 1.1 per cent, yet expecting 0.7 per cent. Actual numbers will be reported Spring 2021
Corporate Services 2021 -2023 budget speaks to:
- Trimming budgets
- Maintaining service levels
- Supporting the organization and the community
- Enhancing core systems for enhanced public policy decisions
Remember, all Leduc City Council meetings are now live streamed on our website. Visit Leduc.ca/live for our scheduled meetings or check out the page to view archived meetings. The choice is yours!
Next meeting: Nov. 2, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. (public commentary starts at 6:30 p.m.)