Like those in the private, not-for-profit and charitable sectors, The City of Red Deer is facing unprecedented financial challenges stemming from the economic slowdown coupled with the impact of COVID-19. In order to reduce the operating budgets, administration reduced staff and restructured the organization. These changes, along with opportunities for more innovative and efficient service delivery allows The City to continue to maintain the services and programs with lower budgets for 2021 and 2022.
For the capital budget project costs and timing were adjusted to match funding sources available. Additional capital project funding for 2021 was received from both the Provincial and Federal orders of government, which helped to reduce the amount of changes required.