In anticipation of the 2021 provincial budget, AUMA has submitted a letter to the President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance outlining our priorities. We encourage members to amplify our message by sharing our priorities with MLAs.
The Government of Alberta's Budget 2021 will be released on Thursday, February 25. AUMA’s team of experienced analysts will be examining the budget and will release preliminary findings of how Budget 2021 will affect Alberta’s municipalities.
AUMA will be watching for answers to several priority items, including:
- Municipalities cannot absorb any further cutbacks or additional costs. Will Budget 2021 introduce cuts to the funding formula for municipal operating and capital funding programs?
- The new police funding model was announced in autumn 2019. What impact will we see from new revenues paid by municipalities to fund improved policing?
- Increases in the education tax requisition were postponed due to the pandemic. Will the government be implementing this change, affecting taxpayers across the province, in 2021?
Webinar and Q&A session:
To help Alberta's municipalities better understand the potential implications of Budget 2021, and to hear your reactions, AUMA will host a webinar on Friday, February 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This webinar is exclusive to elected officials and employees of Alberta municipal governments. Share with your municipal colleagues and register today.
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