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Deliberation Begins for the Proposed 2017 Budget

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 28, 2016) – The proposed 2017 Budget and 2018 – 2022 Financial Plans will be presented to Council on Tuesday, Nov. 1. This presentation marks the beginning of the budget process for 2017.

Following the meeting, Council will hold a number of budget workshops to deliberate the proposed budget before making a final decision in December.

Residents are invited to watch Council as they discuss the proposed budget. Key meeting dates include the following:

  • Nov. 1 (6 p.m.) – Proposed budget introduced to Council.
  • Nov. 3 – 5 (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) – Budget workshops.
  • Dec. 13 (6 p.m.) – Proposed 2017 Budget and 2018 – 2022 Financial Plan presented to Council for approval.

Meeting dates or times may be amended throughout this process to provide sufficient time for deliberation. The schedule of presentation will be updated daily at rmwb.ca/council to ensure that residents are informed and up-to-date on the proceedings. 

Residents can attend the meetings in Council Chamber at Jubilee Centre, 9909 Franklin Ave., Fort McMurray, or watch the meetings live at rmwb.ca/council.

To make the budget process more accessible to taxpayers, residents wishing to make a brief presentation to Council will have an opportunity at the beginning of departmental budget presentations on Nov. 3. There will be another opportunity to present to Council on Nov. 5, when budget deliberations begin.

More information can be found at rmwb.ca/budget.


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