Budget 2020

Wetaskiwin City Council Approved the 2020 Budget Consultation Plan and confirmed the budget deliberation dates at their regular September 30, 2019 Council meeting. 

*Wetaskiwin Transit will be providing FREE transit service to and from the three Budget Open House locations.*

See the stop locations and service schedule here.

Budget Open House Schedule

The City will be holding three budget open houses in different locations around Wetaskiwin early in November. Community Members are invited to attend any of the below-listed open houses to provide their feedback on the 2020 proposed budget. The open houses will be interactive, kid-friendly, and snacks and beverages will be provided.

Date of Budget Open House



Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

1 pm to 3 pm

Wetaskiwin Seniors Centre (5216 – 54 Street)

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

6 pm to 8 pm

The Manluk Centre (4514 – 50 Avenue)
*Free swimming for kids of attending adults*

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

5 pm to 7 pm

The Justice Café (at the Wetaskiwin Mall)      *Indoor playground for kids of attending adults*

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Thank you to everyone who took time to share their thoughts on the 2020 municipal budget priorities. 

Here is what we heard.

Budget Deliberations Schedule

The budget deliberation dates set by City Council are as follows:

Date of Budget Deliberations



October 21, 2019

8 am start time

Council Chambers (City Hall) *completed*

November 27, 2019

1 pm start time

Council Chambers (City Hall)

November 28, 2019

8 am start time

Council Chambers (City Hall)

November 29, 2019

8 am start time

Council Chambers (City Hall)

2020 Municipal Budget Schedule

Municipalities usually develop and approve their municipal budgets before the end of the year. Wetaskiwin City Council approved the following budget schedule at their regular September 9, 2019 Council meeting:

September 9, 2019Draft 2020-2024 Capital Plan presented to Council

2019 Operating Budget projections to year end    
September 10, 2019Complete Departmental Draft 2020-2022 Operating Budgets
September 15 - 30, 2019Public Input through Citizen Budget
September 17, 2019Draft 2020-2022 Operating Budget reviewed by SLT
September 30, 2019Draft 2020-2022 Operating Budget and Business Cases presented to Council

Council approves recommended Consultation Plan
October 4, 2019Staff synthesis of feedback from Citizen Budget
October 15, 2019Presentation of 2020 Capital Plan to Council for approval

Presentation of 2020-2022 Operating Budget incl-recommended business cases

Council direction for proposed budgets to take to Consultation
October 28, 2019Community groups present their requests for funding to Council
November 4, 2019Complete consultation-ready budget
November 4 - 11, 2019Public Consultation (Open Houses, 1-on-1 Council engagement, etc.)
November 18, 2019Council budget deliberation / direction to adjust budget based on consultation
December 9, 20192020 – 2022 Capital Budget presented to Council for approval

2020 – 2022 Operating Budget presented to Council for approval