2017 Proposed Budget Process

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Lacombe residents are invited to review and provide feedback on the proposed 2017 City of Lacombe Capital and Operating Budgets. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the municipal financial planning process, and the factors affecting the upcoming budget. For those not able to attend the 2017 Budget Open House on November 21, 2016, you are invited to view the PowerPoint presentations from the open house:


Have your say!
Please take a few minutes to complete the 2017 Proposed Budget Feedback Survey. Your contribution to the 2017 budget process will assist City Council in making important decisions for our community in the upcoming year.

A summary of public feedback received at the Open House and on social media will be presented for Council's consideration at the November 28, 2016, Regular Council Meeting.

  • View the summary of the public feedback received at the 2017 Budget Open House.

 

2017 Budget Timeline

  • Administration submitted 2017 Budget schedule and timelines to Council May 2016
  • Public input solicited through 2017 Citizen Budget Survey from July 15-Aug 3, 2016
  • 10 Year Capital Plan Reviewed with Council on September 26, 2016
  • External Agencies submit budget estimates for insertion into 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets for presentation to Council on October 3, 2016
  • Council Budget Workshop #1 on October 31, 2016, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m at City Hall. This is a public meeting.
  • Council Budget Workshop #2 on November 1, 2016 (Full Day) at City Hall. This is a public meeting.
  • Council Budget Workshop #3 – November 2, 2016, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m at City Hall (if needed). This is a public meeting.
  • 2016 Proposed Budget Public Open House on November 21, 2016, from 4 p.m.-8p.m. in the Lacombe Memorial Centre, North County Room.
  • 2017 Budget Deliberations by Council at the November 28, 2016, Regular Council Meeting.
  • Annual Operating and Capital Budget Adoption by Council on December 12, 2016, at the Regular Council Meeting.

The 2017 Budget is a prudent and realistic budget that allows the City to maintain current service levels, and support increased demand from residents in a sustainable manner. We are also building for tomorrow. Not only will the 2017 Capital Projects maintain and enhance our existing infrastructure and facilities, they will develop new infrastructure to encourage economic growth.