The budget is one of the most important policy decisions Council makes each year. Careful budgeting and sound financial decisions mean better services for our communities and ensure tax payers are getting the best value for the money they contribute.

Almost everything the County does has an associated cost. Whether it is a direct service such as policing, snow removal and the purchasing of a vehicle to use for road maintenance; or an indirect cost such as maintaining our facilities and running the municipality. Council and staff spend a great deal of time making sure careful financial decisions are made and that spending is aligned with tax payer expectations.

The County of Grande Prairie’s budget process and recently approved 2017 operating and capital budgets. The following documents – 2017 Making Sense of Budget Fact Sheet [PDF - 76 KB] and the 2017 Budget Highlights Booklet [PDF - 1.9 MB]  were created to provide residents with a better understanding of the County’s budget process and what tax dollars go towards. Each publications includes detailed information about the services and programs being funded and/or provided by the County. The Budget Highlights Booklet also includes a detailed breakdown on how the County generates the revenue necessary to pay for the services that enhance the quality of life and create the safe and caring communities that residents of the County of Grande Prairie expect.

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