The Town of Blackfalds understands that you care where your property tax dollars go. This program offers the opportunity to better understand where your tax dollars are utilized and to provide feedback on Town services.
We’re inviting you to take a few minutes to have your say on 2019 Budget priorities and the Town’s future investments with this easy to use interactive and educational online tool – Citizen Budget.
Building a budget for our community requires balancing affordability for taxpayers and the delivery of services that residents expect. Town Council must determine what matters most and make choices between what the community wants and needs with what is affordable within the annual budget.
The results will be reviewed by Town Council and shared publicly as part of the 2019 budget process, which will occur in November 2018. Thank you for your participation!
In the Town of Blackfalds 74% of your tax bill goes to the Town to support local services. The focus of the Citizen Budget tool is on the municipal services offered by the Town. The pie charts below show the property tax dollar breakdown for an average property assessment value of $315,000 in the Town of Blackfalds.
Step 1: Enter your home’s assessment - you can find this by using the Property Assessment & Tax Tool, or use the average property assessed value of $315,000. The sliders will adjust based on the property assessment value you enter.
Step 2: Move the sliders to either increase or decrease spending in each service or program. You can leave the slider as is if you're fine with current service levels. As you move the sliders, the impacts of your choices will appear, allowing you to make an informed decision. As you make your choices, your property tax dollar amount will change in real time to show you the impact of your funding choices on your individual tax bill.
Step 3: Provide comments about changes you would make in the text box at the end of the survey.
Step 4: Fill out the demographics questionnaire and hit Submit. You will be brought to your own dedicated results page, where you can compare your choices with the rest of the population.
Step 5: Share on social media!