The Alberta Government recently amended the Municipal Government Act to change municipal council terms from three to four years. With this change, we are looking for input from citizens to develop recommendations on the timing and duration of The City’s multi-year business plans and budgets.
We utilize a multi-year cycle to improve our ability to implement longer-term plans and to link business plans and budgets with the strategic priorities of Council and Calgarians. The multi-year cycle also provides a measure of certainty for citizens in terms of what they can expect in future property tax rates and user fees. The City started using the current three-year process in 2006 and must now consider realigning this cycle to reflect four-year Council terms.
We encourage you to visit www.calgary.ca/ourfuture to learn more about the multi-year planning and budgeting process, view preliminary options, discuss or share ideas and complete a short survey. The survey will be open until the end of the day on February 15. Feedback will be shared with both Council and Administration to aid us in deciding on a new business planning and budgeting process.
Back to February 2013 report
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