Independent study finds City of Airdrie a top performer in spending

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2019

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a report on October 31 that found Airdrie to be a consistent top performer when it comes to municipal spending across Alberta.

“My fellow Council members and I take pride in ensuring Airdrie puts forward fiscally responsible budgets each year,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “Although we feel confident in our choices, it is always good to have an independent source validate it.”

The Alberta Municipal Spending Watch Report found that although overall Alberta municipalities are increasing their spending, Airdrie was among the top three for sustainable spending habits. The report added that a good indicator of this is the number of municipal workers per resident. Airdrie is sitting at one full time worker for every 167 residents. In comparison, Strathcona County has one full-time worker for every 61 residents.

“As the leader of Airdrie’s administration team, I am proud of how efficiently our small team provides over 30 services for a large population of residents,” says City Manager, Paul Schulz. “All of our staff care so much about this community and doing great work for their neighbours – I think that’s why you see Airdrie consistently on top – because we have people who take ownership of their work and do their best to provide great service at a great value.”

More information on the Alberta Municipal Spending Watch report and the CFIB can be found at: https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/media/more-trick-treat-latest-cfib-spending-report

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Media Contact:
Jill Iverson, Corporate Communications
403.948.8800 ext. 8475
Jill.iverson@airdrie.ca

 

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