Budget

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Chief Dale McFee speaks at a podium with a backdrop of Alberta and Canada flags
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Police funding increases could be locked in before budget talks

City council may end up locking in a funding formula for the Edmonton Police Service budget before the 2023-2026 budget deliberations begin, despite a stated desire to consider the police budget in the context of all the city's expenses.

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Gantt chart for the 2023-2026 budget timeline
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Hard decisions ahead as Edmonton's 2023-2026 budget process approaches

City council is just six weeks from the start of the 2023-2026 budget process. Agreeing on the next four-year budgets could be quite a challenge, given rising costs, the need to incorporate a carbon budget and accounting framework, and this council's composition, with several new members, a wide range of priorities, and time-management difficulties.

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A brightly coloured playground structure behind the splash of a spray park
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New funding scheme aims to make park development more equitable

Proposed changes to the way Edmonton funds community parks are intended to distribute amenities more equitably, but some worry the changes will remove valuable community-building opportunities and put further pressure on the budget.

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A line graph showing Edmonton's historical per capita emissions and the required trajectory to stay within the carbon budget, which involves a steep decline from 17.99 tonnes/person in 2022 to 3.2 in 2030
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Collision of financial budget and carbon budget approaches

Edmonton is blazing a trail when it comes to incorporating a carbon budget into its decision-making, but a lot of things still have to be figured out when it comes to applying the concept during this year's crucial budget deliberations.

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Two police officers seen from behind as they walk down a street with a Chinatown gate in the background
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Coming up at council: June 20-24, 2022

City council will meet on Monday, with a continuation scheduled for Friday morning. The council services committee will meet Wednesday morning, with a public hearing scheduled for the afternoon. There's also a non-regular council meeting scheduled for Friday, for a private discussion about the upcoming budget.

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The mayor and city council sitting around the table in council chambers
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Councillors' actions on police funding differ from candidates' words

City council voted 12-1 on June 7 to approve a $407-million annual base budget for the Edmonton Police Service starting in 2023, going against what some said they would do during the election campaign.

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Rendering of the podiums of the proposed Greenlong Towers
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Coming up at council: June 6-10, 2022

City council will meet on June 7, with a continuation scheduled for June 10. They'll meet with the Edmonton Police Commission in the morning on June 8, with a public hearing scheduled for the afternoon.

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Two pie charts breaking down the proposed one-time and ongoing spending on community safety and well-being initiatives
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Councillors undecided on how best to spend community safety money

Members of city council's community and public services committee spent a lot of time this week debating how best to spend $8.4 million remaining from the money they diverted from a police funding increase last year.

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Edmonton police cars parked in front of an apartment]
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Coming up at council: May 16-20, 2022

Community and public services committee is scheduled to meet on May 16, with executive committee on May 18. There is also a utility committee meeting on May 20. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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