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Mid-Cycle Adjustments

The 2019-2022 service plans and budgets provide a unified roadmap for how The City plans, funds and delivers services to Calgarians.

As part of the planning and budgeting process, we strive to balance the need to continue providing services to Calgarians, especially the most vulnerable groups, to protect environmental health and to stimulate the local economy in a fiscally sustainable manner. As such, we review our plans and budgets annually and make appropriate adjustments to serve Calgarians.

What are Mid-Cycle Adjustments?


This year, The City is undertaking Mid-Cycle Adjustments, which will include proposed amendments to the current service plan and budget, as well as related impacts to performance measures, strategies, risk, long-term plans, and Citizen Priorities and Council Directives. Council will use this information during its plan and budget deliberations, which start on Nov. 23, 2020.

Since Council’s approval of the One Calgary 2019-2022 service plans and budgets in November 2018, The City has undergone extraordinary challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic and plummeting oil prices. As a result, The City acted quickly to lessen the impacts of COVID-19 and respond to citizen’s needs. Now, The City is realigning its 2021 budget to the emerging fiscal realities while minimizing the impact on service delivery to citizens.

The Mid-Cycle adjustments will be the vehicle by which Council will review and discuss the Solutions for Achieving Value and Excellence (SAVE) Program. SAVE is seeking to identify and implement at least $74 million in operating savings, as directed by Council in November 2019. For more information, please visit cal​gary.c​a/SAVE​.

What's next?


On July 21, 2020 Council set the indicative tax rate​, which set the target for Administration’s adjustments to the approved 2021 service plans and budgets.

On Nov. 9, 2020 Council will review Administration’s recommendations and will deliberate the adjustments to the 2021 service plans and budgets between Nov. 23 – 27, 2020.

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