City of Grande Prairie Budget 2022

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Consultation has concluded

Make a difference in Grande Prairie's 2022 budget deliberations.

Now is your opportunity to share your ideas and feedback to inform the proposals being presented to Council as the City starts early work preparing for 2022 budget deliberations.

Over the past year, Grande Prairie, like the rest of the world, has faced great challenges and unknowns, requiring significant response, innovation and community support.

As we move forward, our focus is on prioritizing and stimulating our local economic recovery and supporting the community through re-openings.

We’ve created this engagement opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the services and programs that you prioritize, to help shape where we invest your tax dollars to building a strong, vibrant and thriving community.

We encourage you to review the following documents to help inform your responses:

  • 2021 Budget Engagement- What We Heard Report
  • 2021 Budget Book (2021-2024 Capital and Operating Budget)
  • 2021 Tax Brochure
  • COVID-19 Response Timeline
  • COVID-19 Response Government Roles and Responsibilities

Participants are also advised to check out the Open Budget data portal to view all publicly available financial data for the City of Grande Prairie to explore more.

Online Budget Engagement Opportunities

Participate from September 10 - 30 in any or all of the following ways:

  • A survey that takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • A Balancing Act tool to learn how the City’s operating budget is allocated and submit your own balanced City budget
  • An idea space to share your answers to brainstorming questions
  • A Q&A space to ask administration questions about the budget and get live responses

Virtual Consultation Sessions

All members of the community, of all ages and experience levels are invited to register for the Virtual Consultation Sessions to learn more about the budget and City services and provide feedback on key elements for the upcoming budget.

The sessions take place:

October 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. focused on the Infrastructure and Economic Development service area including:

  • Planning & Development
  • Inspection Services
  • Energy Management and Environmental Services
  • Economic Development
  • Engineering
  • Transportation & Parks

Register for this session here.

October 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. focused on the Protective & Social Services service area including:

  • Community Social Development
  • Enforcement Services
  • Fire Department

Register for this session here.

October 14 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. focused on the Community Services service area including:

  • Community Knowledge Campus (Eastlink Centre, Coca-Cola Centre, etc.)
  • Sports Development, Wellness and Culture
  • Transit
  • Events & Entertainment

Register for this session here.

Results from all of the engagement activities are being compiled and provided to City Council prior to Council budget deliberations in December.

The goal of this project is to consult with the community. We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced budget deliberations.

We thank you for your participation and input to the 2022 Budget so we can make budget decisions that get the most value for your tax dollars.

Make a difference in Grande Prairie's 2022 budget deliberations.

Now is your opportunity to share your ideas and feedback to inform the proposals being presented to Council as the City starts early work preparing for 2022 budget deliberations.

Over the past year, Grande Prairie, like the rest of the world, has faced great challenges and unknowns, requiring significant response, innovation and community support.

As we move forward, our focus is on prioritizing and stimulating our local economic recovery and supporting the community through re-openings.

We’ve created this engagement opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the services and programs that you prioritize, to help shape where we invest your tax dollars to building a strong, vibrant and thriving community.

We encourage you to review the following documents to help inform your responses:

  • 2021 Budget Engagement- What We Heard Report
  • 2021 Budget Book (2021-2024 Capital and Operating Budget)
  • 2021 Tax Brochure
  • COVID-19 Response Timeline
  • COVID-19 Response Government Roles and Responsibilities

Participants are also advised to check out the Open Budget data portal to view all publicly available financial data for the City of Grande Prairie to explore more.

Online Budget Engagement Opportunities

Participate from September 10 - 30 in any or all of the following ways:

  • A survey that takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
  • A Balancing Act tool to learn how the City’s operating budget is allocated and submit your own balanced City budget
  • An idea space to share your answers to brainstorming questions
  • A Q&A space to ask administration questions about the budget and get live responses

Virtual Consultation Sessions

All members of the community, of all ages and experience levels are invited to register for the Virtual Consultation Sessions to learn more about the budget and City services and provide feedback on key elements for the upcoming budget.

The sessions take place:

October 13 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. focused on the Infrastructure and Economic Development service area including:

  • Planning & Development
  • Inspection Services
  • Energy Management and Environmental Services
  • Economic Development
  • Engineering
  • Transportation & Parks

Register for this session here.

October 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. focused on the Protective & Social Services service area including:

  • Community Social Development
  • Enforcement Services
  • Fire Department

Register for this session here.

October 14 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. focused on the Community Services service area including:

  • Community Knowledge Campus (Eastlink Centre, Coca-Cola Centre, etc.)
  • Sports Development, Wellness and Culture
  • Transit
  • Events & Entertainment

Register for this session here.

Results from all of the engagement activities are being compiled and provided to City Council prior to Council budget deliberations in December.

The goal of this project is to consult with the community. We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced budget deliberations.

We thank you for your participation and input to the 2022 Budget so we can make budget decisions that get the most value for your tax dollars.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Please use this section to ask any budget-related questions you may have for City administration.

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    Why is it the city is over budget on most projects and it is acceptable by their standards. The downtown project. Not holding road contractors accountable for costs to repair or fix work they have done.

    ckadyk asked 7 months ago

    All of our capital construction projects are tendered and awarded to the qualified bidder with the lowest cost. Designs are prepared based on our design standards and best construction practices. Tenders are prepared to ensure contractors meet our construction standards based on specifications. Within the specifications contractors are held to specific results and any deficiencies assessed.

    These design and construction standards are in place to ensure we can safely build and support our infrastructure needs to support the community on a long-term basis, while responsibly managing and maximizing tax dollars and grant funding.

    Projects typically come in on or below budget. For the downtown project specifically, the project remains on-schedule and on-budget