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Following City Council's extensive review, the 2018 Approved Budget reflects their investment decisions maintain the service level commitments and dedicated civic programs residents rely on.
Learn more about how the 2018 Budget funds core services that maintain a great quality of life in Saskatoon.
The 2018 Budget finalized the 2018 property tax increase at 4.70%.
In 2017, the City continued to encourage residents to be part of the annual budget planning process. Through this year's online Citizen Budget (closed June 25, 2017) residents who participated told us their service level preferences for the 2018 Budget, and their investment priorities for the City’s future. City Council reviewed all public feedback prior to final budget deliberations for 2018.
2018 Budget - Approved Operating and Capital
2018 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan & Budget Administrative Report, Service Level Options for City Council Consideration
2017 Citizen Budget: Find Administrative Report, Consolidated Results, Historic Participation and Public Comments Here
Administrative Report - 2017 Citizen Budget Results
Attachment 1 - 2017 Online Citizen Budget Results
Attachment 2 - Consolidated Results Shown as %
Attachment 3 - Consolidated Results Shown as #
Attachment 4 - 2015-2017 Online Citizen Budget Participation
2017 Citizen Budget Public Participation Comments Summary
2017 Civic Services Survey - Administrative Report, Survey Results
Administrative Reports - 2018 Budget Related
2018 Reserve for Capital Expenditures Process Sept 18, 2017
2018 Business Plan and Budget Update Sept 18, 2017
2018 Business Plan and Budget Update Aug 21, 2017
2018 Budget Update June 19, 2017
2018 Budget Indicative Rate May 15, 2017
Multi-Year Business Plan and Budget Framework
Overview of Multi-Year Business Planning & Budgeting
2018 Multi-Year Budget Process Infographic
Contributions to Civic Buildings Comprehensive Maintenance Reserve and Remai Modern Facilities Cost
Civic Revenues Trends Analysis
Attach 1 Civic Revenues Trends Analysis
Service Level Reports
A series of service level reports will be presented to the appropriate Standing Policy Committees leading up to the 2018 Corporate Business Plan & Budget discussion which will provide the opportunity to both increase or decrease associated service levels and costs.
This process will allow for the Standing Policy Committees and City Council to clearly identify agreed upon service levels that the Administration can deliver and communicate to citizens.
These reports form a fundamental piece of the City’s future Multi-Year Business Plan and Budgeting process, as these will be built on the basis of approved service levels.
Service level reports will be presented on the following services leading up to the 2018 budget deliberations: the reports will be individually posted here with their accompanying attachments as they are brought forward:
Park Maintenance & Design Service Level
Road Maintenance Service Level
Snow & Ice Management Service Level
Water Utility Service Level
Fire Services Service Level
Waste Handling Service Level
Frequently Asked Questions
Related Budget Documents & PowerPoint Presentations
2018 Budget Indicative Report PowerPoint, Governance & Priorities Committee, May 15, 2017
Saskatoon & Region Economic Review and Outlook PowerPoint, Governance & Priorities Committee, May 15, 2017
Civic Revenue - Trends Analysis PowerPoint, Governance & Priorities Committee, June 19, 2017
To learn more about the City's annual budget planning process, we encourage you to view our Shaping our Financial Future budget video series:
How Your City Budget Works (April 2015)
How Municipal Tax Differs from Federal & Provincial Tax (July 2015)
What Contributes to Property Tax Increases (July 2015)
Understanding Residential Property Tax Assessment (December 2016)
Archive - 2017 Business Plan and Budget Process
Administrative Report: 2017 Business Plan & Budget Process – 2016 Civic Services Survey Results
Annual Civic Services Survey 2016
Administrative Report:2017 Corporate Business Plan & Budget - Public Engagement Results
Consolidated Results: Shown as a Percentage (%) of Responses
Consolidated Results: Shown as a Number (#) of Responses
Online Citizen Budget Results (May 13 to June 25, 2016)
On the Road (In-Person Survey) Citizen Budget Results
Citizen Budget Results
Online Citizen Budget Comments 2016 Final
2016 Corporate Business Plan and Budget – Shaping Our Financial Future – Mid-Year Update
Attachment 1 - 2016 Corporate Business Plan and Budget - Mid-Year Update
Attachment 2 - 2016 Corporate Business Plan and Budget - Building Permit Statistics June 30, 2016
Attachment 3 - 2016 Corporate Business Plan and Budget - Year-end Projection June 30, 2016
2017 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan & Budget: Executive Summary
2017 Preliminary Detailed Operating & Capital Budget
2017 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan & Budget: Budget at a Glance
Backgrounder: Community Support
Backgrounder: Corporate Asset Management
Backgrounder: Corporate Governance and Finance
Backgrounder: Environmental Health
Backgrounder: Fire Services
Backgrounder: Land Development
Backgrounder: Recreation and Culture
Backgrounder: Remai Modern Art Gallery
Backgrounder: Saskatoon Police Service
Backgrounder: SaskTel Centre
Backgrounder: TCU Place
Backgrounder: Urban Planning and Development
Saskatoon Strategic Trends 2016
2017 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan & Budget: City Manager’s Presentation November 7
Administrative Report: Financing Growth - Hemson Study Update
Administrative Report: 2017 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan & Budget
Here are last year's FINAL validated 2016 Citizen Budget results October 19 to November 13.
Archived 2016 Participation Results
Here’s an overview of our Citizen Budget participation results October 19 to October 30.
Here’s an overview of our Citizen Budget participation results October 19 to November 6.
Here’s an overview of our Citizen Budget participation results October 19 to November 13.
Here’s an overview of our Citizen Comments October 19 to November 13.
Archives: 2016 Business Plan and Budget: Balanced & Accountable
This past summer we opened the doors of City Hall and asked you for your views on City projects and spending plans. City Council and Administration will then consider the priorities and preferences, and what matters most to residents. To do this, we are taking a five-phase approach from March until December. We will include new elements such as Performance Measures and we'll create new public engagement opportunities – so you can get involved.
City Council and Administration consider several factors when building the City’s annual budget including our growing population, inflation, capital investments, Council four-priorities and ten-year priorities, performance measures, and public input.
One method used to gather public input is the City of Saskatoon’s Annual Civic Services Survey. View the latest copy of the 2015 Annual Civic Services Survey.
In June, the City offered a number of opportunities to encourage citizens to provide input on the 2016 Budget through interactive displays at the City Hall Open House, Farmer’s Market, Frances Morrison Library, and Saskatoon Field House. The June Public Engagement Results are now available.
There are a number of Administrative Reports that will be presented to Executive Committee related to the 2016 Business Plan & Budget Process. There are also additional documents related to the 2016 Budget Planning Process found below:
Executive Committee October 19 - Preliminary 2016 Budget
2016 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan & Budget: Shaping our Financial Future
2016 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan & Budget: Executive Summary
Saskatoon Strategic Trends 2015
2016 Preliminary Budget: At a Glance
Budget Basics - An Overview
Executive Committee November 16 Business Plan and Budget Process
2016 Business Plan and Budget Process - Preliminary Fall Public Engagement Results
Three Year Land Development Report 2016 - 2018
Third Quarter Results - City of Saskatoon's Corporate Business Plan and Budget - Sustaining the Saskatoon Advantage
November 30, 2015 Agenda CITY COUNCIL - 2016 PRELIMINARY BUSINESS PLAN AND BUDGET: Shaping our Financial Future