The City of Lethbridge develops an operating budget every four years which accounts for the ongoing expenses required to deliver municipal programs and services to residents.
Budget breakdown and funding
The operational budget is broken down into the general fund and the utility fund. The budget amounts are broken down based on department and program. City Council reviews the recommended budget, makes any amendments required and approves the budget.
The general fund is funded by property taxes, user fees, grants and other general revenues. It includes ongoing operating costs for services or programs such as police, fire, parks operations, public transit, road maintenance, snow removal, libraries, arenas and swimming pools.
The utility fund is funded by utility rates. It includes ongoing operating costs for electric, water, sewer, landfill, garbage collection and recycling.
Previous operating budgets
View our operating budgets and reviews from previous years. Please contact us to request an operating budget from an earlier time period.