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City budget

Find the latest budget details, undertstand how City of Airdrie budget, assessment and taxation work or watch Council Budget Committee (CMC) meetings.

2024 Council approved budget

After extensive Budget Deliberations, the 2024 Operating and Capital Budgets were approved by Council in November 2023. To balance these budgets, Council approved a combination of reduced expenditures, increased user fees, a draw from reserves to fund one-time expenditures and a municipal tax revenue increase of $5.2 million (consisting of $2.9 million for municipal services and $2.3 million for capital investments).

This will result in the average Airdrie household seeing an increase of $146.91 per year or $12.24 per month. This increase will go towards:

Municipal Services ($6.76 per month)

  • Four new RCMP officers
  • Four new firefighters
  • Two lifeguards
  • Increased service levels in all transit routes
  • A permanent Veterans Memorial
  • Increased advocacy efforts at the provincial and federal levels of government
  • Increased service level of anti-icing during winter road maintenance
  • Increased contribution to the Tax Stabilization Fund

Capital Investment ($5.48 per month)

  • Lifecycling of the City’s existing $1.3 billion asset base
  • New capital assets including a portable skateboard park, basketball courts, Fire dispatch system, road rehabilitation and intersection improvements

The Council approved Capital Budget includes:

  • The SW Recreation Centre – planning and design work in 2024 with construction beginning 2025
  • The artificial turf field at Ed Eggerer Park – constructed in 2024
  • The NE Fire Hall; construction begins in 2024
  • Ron Ebbesen Arena interior upgrades including the addition of a mini rink
  • Many more capital projects which can be found in the budget book, detailed under section “2024-2033 Capital Budget and Plan”

For more details on both the Operating and Capital Budgets, please see the 2024 Council Approved Budget Book.

2024 Council Approved Budget (PDF)

Council budget committee meetings

Council Budget Committee (CBC) meetings are streamed live on our website. 

Budget basics

The Council approved budget balances the City’s need for reserves and revenue, while providing services, infrastructure and amenities for a rapidly growing community.

These videos summarize how the City budget works and the annual process of finalizing the budget.

What your taxes cover

How your City budget works

How assessment and taxation work