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Operating Budget

This fall, City Council will approve a new four-year Operating Budget (2023-2026), and now it's time to let us know what you think!

The City's Operating Budget is determined by the municipal services provided. Lethbridge residents can give their two cents on how they would like to see the City's budget spent. Click on the button below to get started!


The 2021-2022 Operating Budget received final approval from City Council on December 14, 2020.

View the 2021-2022 Operating Budget Review Final Document

The budget is organized by type of operation (tax-supported and utility-funded operations) with each operation considered a separate budgeting and accounting entity.  Amounts are budgeted and reported along departmental/program lines, with accountability and authority for budgetary approval, amendments and actual disbursements resting jointly with the department General Managers, the City Manager, and City Council.

 Operating Budget Archive:

2019 - 2022 Operating Budget

2015 - 2018 Operating Budget
2012 - 2014 Operating Budget
2009 - 2011 Operating Budget
2006 - 2008 Operating Budget