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How do I join the online public consultation on October 5?
The second round of public consultations will be held on October 5. 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm by virtual meeting.
You can login to the zoom meeting using the following information:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 836 6942 2238
Or, Call in using this local number: 587-328-1099
Why does the City need to start determining the budget for 2021 now?
According to the MGA (Municipal Government Act), municipalities must have a budget in place for the upcoming year by the end of the current year.
The City is starting this process now to allow enough time to properly consult with its residents and amend the budget as needed.
What is the difference between an Operating Budget and a Capital Budget?
The municipal operating budget is funded mainly from the tax base (residential and business property taxes). The municipal capital budget is funded mainly through grants and reserves and is not tax funded.
Changes made to the operating budget can affect the property tax rates for residents and businesses, where the capital budget deals mainly with infrastructure and would not affect property tax rates for residents or businesses.
Why can't I adjust the value of some items in the budget simulation?
Some budget items are locked because they are not available for public consultation at this time. You can always ask a question through the Q&A on this page, or send an email to email@example.com.
How can I get involved in the budget process?
All budget information sessions and deliberations are public! You can attend virtually or in-person.
You can send an email directly to the Mayor or Councilor of your choice. Their contact information can be found on the City website HERE.
There will also be several different opportunities to provide feedback on the 2021 budget through online public consultation and in-person public consultation.
More information about the budget schedule can be found on the City website.
Who can participate in budget consultations?
The City of Wetaskiwin budget generally only affects residents of the City of Wetaskiwin directly. As such, residents, mainly tax payers, are the target audience of the consultation sessions.
However, if you have a thought or idea you would like to share, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Mayor or Councilor of your choice. Mayor and Council contact information is available on the City website HERE.