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Shape the 2020 Budget

Planning for the 2020 Budget is beginning even earlier than usual this year as we continue to make it a priority to engage residents with the budget process in a meaningful and effective way.

The input we receive about the City budget helps ensure we are making decisions that support what matters most to residents. We rely on your feedback as we build a budget that balances affordability for property taxpayers with sustainable service delivery and continued infrastructure investments. Survey responses are confidential. Take the Survey by May 10.


Planning for 2020

The City’s budget planning takes into account a number of inter-related factors that not only shape the 2020 Budget but move the City toward achieving long-term financial sustainability for the foreseeable future.

Long Term Financial Sustainability


  • Increasing the amount of operating dollars spent on capital infrastructure. More than $48 million in the 2019 Budget compared to $14.5 million in 2012 thanks in large part to the dedicated Residential Roads Renewal levy.
  • Operational efficiencies of $11 million between 2018 and 2019
  • A management review that will provide approximately $3 million in further financial flexibility in 2020 to advance City priorities

Investing in Infrastructure

The City’s current five-year General Fund capital plan (included in the approved 2019 Budget) projects an overall capital investment of $107.4 million in 2020. The five-year plan will be reviewed and updated as part of the 2020 budget process. The image below highlights where the majority of this investment is forecast to be spent.


2020 Projected General Fund Capital Plan

2020 Capital Plan