Pre-Budget Public Consultations Now Open

2024/2025 Pre-Budget Public Consultations Now Open
Posted on 11/03/2023
Residents, stakeholders and local businesses are invited to have their say on the City of Charlottetown’s 2024/2025 annual capital and operational budgets.

“Our beautiful parks, recreational programming, active transportation paths, cycling lanes and roads, right down to our water and utility systems – all of these municipal services and more are reflected in the annual budget and help make Charlottetown such a fantastic city to live, work and play,” says Mayor Philip Brown. “The City of Charlottetown is committed to an open, transparent budget process and resident feedback helps ensure the budget reflects the needs and priorities of our communities.”

Residents can provide input into both the operational and capital budgets. An online survey is now available at and will remain open until Monday, Nov. 20 at noon. Written feedback is also being accepted until Nov. 20 and can be submitted by email to [email protected], or by mail or drop off to City Hall at the following address:

Attention: Manager of Finance
City of Charlottetown
P.O. Box 98, 199 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2

The City’s annual budget process helps plan for the services and programs residents and businesses rely on every day. Input will help inform Council's deliberation of the proposed budget beginning early in 2024, ahead of approving the final budget in March.

The City’s annual expenditures are divided into two categories: operational and capital. The operational budget supports the day-to-day expenses of the municipality, including:

• Delivery of protective services
• Maintenance of water and sewer, parks and trails, roads, and community facilities
• Events and tourism
• Utilities, wages, and many other important services

The capital budget funds infrastructure projects, including the renewal of existing assets, and helps us prepare for future growth. Examples of capital expenses may include:

• Infrastructure development, building, and construction projects (e.g., new roads, sidewalks, multi-use paths and active transportation lanes)
• Park and greenspace improvements
• Fleet expansion and maintenance (e.g., purchasing new fire trucks and snowplows)

The City’s Finance, Audit, Tendering and Administration Committee has begun preparations for the annual budget process and departments will begin discussing and deliberating the budget in the coming weeks.