Message from the Mayor and Chair of Finance:
On November 29, 2013, following the most extensive public consultation process on the City’s budget to date, Executive Policy Committee tabled a budget for City Council consideration.
Based on what we heard from you, the proposed City Budget continues a plan for enhanced capital investment to support a healthy, vibrant Winnipeg now and into the future, while using restraint and cost-cutting measures to maintain the lowest property taxes among major Canadian cities.
Fixing our streets is a top priority for Winnipeggers and this budget continues and expands on a long-term plan to do that, with $84 million to be spent on local and regional roads, representing an increase of 173 per cent over what we spent renewing our streets in 2012.
The 2014 Preliminary Budget proposes a one per cent property tax increase to help fix our local streets, a one per cent property tax increase to help renew regional streets, and 0.95 per cent increase to address inflationary pressures.
The 2014 Budget builds on the City’s long-term plan to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens by renewing our infrastructure, focusing on core services, and building communities through parks and recreation.
Investing in citizens’ priorities ensures that Winnipeg continues to be a great place to live, work and play, now and in the future.
Input from the public is most welcome. Find out how you can get involved.
|Mayor Sam Katz||Councillor Russ Wyatt,
Chair of the Standing Policy
Committee on Finance
Highlights of your 2014 City Budget
- Investing in Streets
- Investing in Parks & Recreation
- Lowest Property Taxes among Major Canadian Cities
- Lowest Tax Increase among Western Canadian Cities
- How is the Money Being Spent in the Operating Budget?
- Where does the Money Come From in the Operating Budget?
- Average House – Assessment
Learn more about the budget process and find out how you can participate.
Schedule of Meetings
The City of Winnipeg 2014 – 2016 Preliminary Operating and Capital Budgets will be tabled on Friday, November 29, 2013.
Citizens are invited to participate in the 2014 Budget process. Please call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to register as a delegation for the following meetings, which are scheduled as part of the 2014 Budget approval process:
|Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development (regular meeting)
|Thursday, December 5, 2013
Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services (special meeting)
|Monday, December 9, 2013
Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (special meeting)
|Thursday, December 12, 2013
Executive Policy Committee, to hear delegations on Budgets (special meeting)
|Friday, December 13, 2013
Executive Policy Committee to consider Standing Committee recommendations, and table final recommendations (special meeting)
|Tuesday, December 17, 2013
A Special Meeting of Council to pass Budgets