The 2018-2020 proposed operating budget represents the day-to-day costs to operate the city and provide programs and services.
The three-year operating budget is driven by business plan goals and departmental initiatives. However, a number of master planning documents are also taken into consideration in the budget process. These include the Airdrie City Plan, the Transportation Master Plan, the Emergency Services Master Plan, the Recreation Master Plan, the Community Needs Assessment, the Great Places Master Plan and the Information Technology Strategic Plan. The Airdrie One Sustainability Plan also influences Council’s priorities and provides input into the City’s strategic plans.
The first year operating budget is reviewed in detail, with the subsequent two years reviewed for possible new services, implications of new facilities or other pressures on the horizon.
The final operating budget is adopted by Council in December.