2021-22 Operating Budget Review

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City Council is looking for your input to assist them in the budgeting process. Click on the heading above to provide input into where you want to see your tax dollars go.

The City of Lethbridge is now 18 months into the three-year operational review process.

In November 2018, City Council unanimously approved a resolution instructing Administration to conduct an operational review of all City operations.

In November 2019, City Council received the Phase 1 report which was broken into two sections. Section one included a general review of all City departments as well as comprehensive reviews of selected departments including: Real Estate and Land Development, Integrated Risk Management, Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Recreation and Culture, Lethbridge Transit, ENMAX Centre and Facility Services.

On May 19, 2020, City Council unanimously approved a motion to undertake a review of the operating budget in November in order to consider the impacts of COVID-19 related changes, the KPMG operational review and possible amendments to the Alberta provincial budget.

In July 2020, City Council has received phase two of the operational review from consultant, KPMG. The report looks at nine City business units to identify potential areas of opportunity for efficiencies, cost improvement, innovation and reinvestment. It takes an in-depth look at opportunities for service changes in the community, internal structure changes and areas for cost savings while considering the impact of COVID-19 on City operations. The review also offers comparisons from other municipalities and takes into account the expertise of the KPMG team and input from City Council, staff and stakeholders

The areas of focus for phase three are currently being confirmed and the next report is expected to be complete by November of 2020.

City Council is looking for your input to assist them in the budgeting process. Click on the heading above to provide input into where you want to see your tax dollars go.

The City of Lethbridge is now 18 months into the three-year operational review process.

In November 2018, City Council unanimously approved a resolution instructing Administration to conduct an operational review of all City operations.

In November 2019, City Council received the Phase 1 report which was broken into two sections. Section one included a general review of all City departments as well as comprehensive reviews of selected departments including: Real Estate and Land Development, Integrated Risk Management, Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Recreation and Culture, Lethbridge Transit, ENMAX Centre and Facility Services.

On May 19, 2020, City Council unanimously approved a motion to undertake a review of the operating budget in November in order to consider the impacts of COVID-19 related changes, the KPMG operational review and possible amendments to the Alberta provincial budget.

In July 2020, City Council has received phase two of the operational review from consultant, KPMG. The report looks at nine City business units to identify potential areas of opportunity for efficiencies, cost improvement, innovation and reinvestment. It takes an in-depth look at opportunities for service changes in the community, internal structure changes and areas for cost savings while considering the impact of COVID-19 on City operations. The review also offers comparisons from other municipalities and takes into account the expertise of the KPMG team and input from City Council, staff and stakeholders

The areas of focus for phase three are currently being confirmed and the next report is expected to be complete by November of 2020.