Yesterday evening, Council wrapped up its budget discussion and voting. The full budgets, both four-year Capital and one-year Operating, passed with all Councillors and the Mayor in favour. A 5.7% increase was finalized, and though it’s not ideal, I believe we did our best to balance service delivery and the pressures of a growing city & region.
My full closing remarks before the vote are below. I encourage you as well to take a look at this great website: http://yegcitybudget.ca/ which details the amendments Council passed, and explains other aspects of the budget process.
Next week I will address some of the popular topics that came our of our discussions.
Have a good weekend!