Councillor Brian Kelly wants the city to look into adopting priority based budgeting (PBB).
 
At last week's (Mar.13) council meeting, Kelly motioned for city administration to prepare a report on the feasibility of using PBB in future operating budgets. The report would include information on the costs and timeline of implementing the new strategy.
 
Kelly was pleased that council passed the motion.
 
"What I am optimistic for is that the budgeting process becomes a lot clearer, that future councils will be able to have a much clearer and better understanding of what the city actually provides to the citizens and what those services actually cost. That's the objective," Kelly said.
 
Several municipalities in the region already use PPB, including Edmonton, Strathcona County and Beaumont. The approach is meant to help cities better match resources with community priorities.
 
Kelly asked that the report also estimate costs of contracting with the Denver-based Center for Priority Based Budgeting for help with implementing PBB.
 
Representatives from the Center for Priority Based Budgeting described the approach at a January council meeting.
 
 

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