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2020 Budget


2020 Budget + Primer

Video: Making Sense of the Municipal Budget

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2020 Budget Meetings 

  • November 27: Community Investment Program 
  • November 28: Operating Budget 
  • November 29: Capital Budget 
  • November 30: Additional Budget Meeting, if required.

All budget meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chamber, located at 9909 Franklin Ave., Fort McMurray. A live online stream of all Council meetings is available at rmwb.ca/council.  All Budget meetings will also be streamed live at the rural Municipal offices during regular business hours. 

Everyone is invited and encouraged to watch budget meetings in Council Chamber, at the rural Municipal offices or online. 

Members of the public will have an opportunity to make a presentation to Council during a 30-minute delegation session at the beginning of every budget meeting. If you would like to speak to Council about the budget, please register as a delegate for the budget meeting most relevant to your presentation and before the day of the meeting. 

To register as a delegate, contact Legislative Services by:  

EmailLegislative.Assistants@rmwb.ca or 
Telephone: 780-743-7001   

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Making Sense of the Municipal Budget

Every time your street is plowed, your garbage or recycling is collected, you visit a trail or park, or catch the bus, budget dollars are at work. A budget is established to provide a foundation for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to support the programs, services and infrastructure that contribute to quality of life in the region and meet the needs of residents.     

Developing the budget involves making decisions and prioritizing between essential programs, services, infrastructure demands, and the wants and needs of all stakeholders. It is the responsibility of the Mayor and Councillors to deliberate the budget and make those difficult decisions on behalf of taxpayers.

Do you have questions about the budget? Are you wondering how the budget process works? Now you can make sense of the budget by reviewing the Municipality’s Budget Primer document. The Budget Primer provides a high-level overview and is a great tool for those with questions about how the budget works and what it means for residents.

The Budget Cycle

The Municipality’s annual budget follows the calendar year: January 1 through December 31, and Council approves a one-year operating budget and a two-year financial plan, as well as a one-year capital budget and three-year capital plan.

The public part of the process usually begins in the fall, and Council publicly reviews the proposed budget that has been developed by Administration for the following year. 

Budget Meetings in Council Chamber

Every year residents are encouraged to get engaged in the budget process and take part by following the budget meetings (in Council Chamber at 9909 Franklin Ave., or online via live stream video), or by participating in the delegation process.

Find out more about Council meetings, the delegation process, agendas and budget documents at rmwb.ca/council


Residents’ involvement is an essential part of the democratic process. As a means of making the budget process more accountable to taxpayers, residents are given opportunities to make a presentation to Council and discuss the budget at the beginning of each meeting. If you would like to register as a delegate to appear before Council, please contact Legislative Services by: 

EmailLegislative.Assistants@rmwb.ca or 
Telephone: 780-743-7001   



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