June 11, 2021
Today, the City released a Reimagine Services update, which will be presented to Council on June 22. The actions identified from this review are part of the cost savings supporting the City’s 2022 budget and will also contribute to the necessary cost savings required for the next four year budget cycle.
“While these reviews started in response to the changing economic conditions and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the actions being presented to Council are necessary in order to manage the corporation for Edmontonians in a way that ensures services are effective, efficient and relevant today and into the future,” said Andre Corbould, City Manager.
Administration is advancing 18 cost savings or revenue generating actions with an estimated savings ranging from $572,000 per year up to $1.4 million per year. The total projected estimated saving over five years is $6 million, with initial savings realized beginning in 2022.
Some of the cost savings or revenue generation actions include exploring third party operators for facilities such as golf, generating parking revenue at some city facilities and open spaces and reducing the amount of registered recreation and culture programming that we deliver. Cost savings and revenue generation actions will be implemented, and cost savings realized over a number of years.
This work originated from the Reimagine report
presented in July 2020, as the City faced ongoing tough economic realities and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.