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City Manager’s Office budget

The City Manager’s Office makes up 1.7% of the City’s budget. In 2021, the City is  increasing the City Manager’s Office operating budget by $0.5 million.

Download a copy of the City Manager’s Office budget.

Download a copy of the City Manager’s Office presentation to Budget Committee.


To lead, support and promote innovation, collaboration, accountability and partnerships. We drive performance excellence across the organization, lead by example in strategic risk taking and ensure the City’s long-term prosperity is protected.

The services we provide

  • Strategic leadership through the Economic Development Office (EDO), Internal Audit, Legal Services and Strategic Initiatives divisions
  • The City Manager’s Office (CMO) co-ordinates efforts across all five City departments to ensure alignment with all of the City’s key plans, including the Strategic Plan, the City Business Plan, the Economic Development Strategy, the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and corporate policies

Interesting facts about this service

  • The Economic Development Office supports business expansion, attraction and retention and contributed to over $2.4 million in new and retained taxable assessment in 2019
  • In 2019, Legal Services attended to over 40,700 trials and hearings for municipal and Provincial Offences Act and Highway Traffic Act charges
  • Internal Audit made over 200 recommendations for operational improvements in 2018/2019
  • Strategic Initiatives is a new division within the CMO that manages the City’s waterfront development projects, Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and corporate performance and innovation teams