blog.mastermaq.ca
Budget 2016-2018 approved, Best Bar None 2015, Edmonton Journal Power 30 for 2015 - MasterMaq.ca Blog
I'm trying something new, where I share some thoughts on a few topical items in one post. Less than I'd write in a full post on each, but more than I'd include in Edmonton Notes. I'll organize them here. Have feedback? Let me know! Budget 2016 approved City Council unanimously passed Edmonton's first multi-year Operating Budget today, with a tax increase of 3.4% in each of 2016 and 2017, and 4.8% in 2018. For a "typical home valued at $401,000" that'll work out to an extra $76 next year, according to the City. "We made fiscally responsible decisions to control cost increases in certain areas, find reductions, and to reallocate existing funds to civic services that residents told us are their top priorities," said Mayor Don Iveson. "Edmontonians expected us to show restraint. We delivered, while enhancing the services that are needed for our growing city, such as more police officers, firefighters and traffic safety measures." Roughly 2.6% of the increase is to cover population growth