Council's Fiscal Plan for Calgary
Council’s Fiscal Plan for Calgary provides Administration with Council’s direction for the 2012–2014 business plans and budgets. Council’s Fiscal Plan identifies six priority areas for this three-year cycle. Each priority area is clarified by directional statements. In developing this Plan, Council considered and discussed a range of information including:
- Trends for Calgary and the region
- Stakeholder engagement
- Tax rate principles
- Growth management
- Financial implications
- Corporate risks
- Corporate efficiency and effectiveness
- Regional issues
- Indicative tax rates
- User Fees and Subsidies Policy
- Indicative utility rates
- Indicative waste and recycling fees
On June 28, 2011, Council approved its Fiscal Plan for Calgary and an overall indicative tax rate based on municipal inflation and population growth. Administration’s 2012–2014 business plans and budgets were prepared based on these approvals. Visit 2012-2014 business plans and budgets for more information.
During Council’s strategic planning meetings, a temple structure (or Parthenon) emerged as a framework for Council’s Fiscal Plan for Calgary. The descriptions below the Parthenon diagram (right) are not part of Council’s Fiscal Plan, but are included to help explain key components of the structure.
Calgarians have always been innovative, confident, entrepreneurial, and willing to make things better. They expect no less from their City Council. We need to continue to transform government, becoming better at delivering the services Calgarians need. We do that by valuing City of Calgary employees as colleagues, and by empowering them to do their jobs better. We will strive to be more efficient and more effective, while focusing on transparency and engagement with all Calgarians.