Budget 2020

The municipal budget is the most important policy document approved by Council. It is developed and approved annually to finance the delivery of programs and services to the community according to Councilspecified service levels. Preparation of the corporate budget is one of the most critical initiatives undertaken by Administration as it acts as the fiscal plan that provides the resources required to make progress towards achieving the community vision and Council priorities. 

Proposed Budget 

What We Heard

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 proposed budget discussions--whether they were online or at one of the budget open houses! Your feedback is valued and appreciated!

Budget Deliberations Schedule

The budget deliberation dates set by City Council are as follows:

Date of Budget Deliberations



October 21, 2019

8 am start time

Council Chambers (City Hall)

November 27, 2019

1 pm start time

Council Chambers (City Hall)

November 28, 2019

9 am start time

Council Chambers (City Hall)

November 29, 2019

8 am start time

Council Chambers (City Hall)

December 9, 2019

1 pm start timeCouncil Chambers (City Hall)

2020 Municipal Budget Schedule

Municipalities usually develop and approve their municipal budgets before the end of the year. Wetaskiwin City Council approved the following budget schedule at their regular September 9, 2019 Council meeting:

September 9, 2019Draft 2020-2024 Capital Plan presented to Council

2019 Operating Budget projections to year end    
September 10, 2019Complete Departmental Draft 2020-2022 Operating Budgets
September 15 - 30, 2019Public Input through Citizen Budget
September 17, 2019Draft 2020-2022 Operating Budget reviewed by SLT
September 30, 2019Draft 2020-2022 Operating Budget and Business Cases presented to Council

Council approves recommended Consultation Plan
October 4, 2019Staff synthesis of feedback from Citizen Budget
October 15, 2019Presentation of 2020 Capital Plan to Council for approval

Presentation of 2020-2022 Operating Budget incl-recommended business cases

Council direction for proposed budgets to take to Consultation
October 28, 2019Community groups present their requests for funding to Council
November 4, 2019Complete consultation-ready budget
November 4 - 11, 2019Public Consultation (Open Houses, 1-on-1 Council engagement, etc.)
November 27, 2019Council budget deliberation / direction to adjust budget based on consultation
December 9, 20192020 – 2022 Capital Budget presented to Council for approval

2020 – 2022 Operating Budget presented to Council for approval