Below is text of an info bulletin dated today (Sept 27) from the City of Vancouver. How is the City doing for its residents and taxpayers? Are its priorities right? Can you find all the information you deserve and want regarding the budgets?
We encourage individuals as well as neighbourhood associations and community groups of all types to get involved and look at the details that affect them. Does the capital plan miss some priorities? Too much in some areas and not enough in other? Is money being wasted? Are decision-making and reporting processes adequate?
Multiple opportunities for public to provide input on City budget
The City of Vancouver’s 2018-2022 Budget Outlook<http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/2018-2022-Budget-Outlook-Final.pdf> is ready to view online. There are multiple opportunities for the public to get involved in the engagement process for the City’s 2018 Budget and five-year financial plan.
The 2018-2022 Budget Outlook helps provide context for the budget decisions the City needs to make, with the goal of making the best use of our resources to maintain services while responding to the expanding needs of our growing population.
Focused on setting priorities and taking actions for a better city, the Outlook identifies the following priorities:
* Invest in renewing existing, and adding new, public facilities and infrastructure;
* Manage the challenges of rapid growth and affordability; and
* Focus on equity and creating a resilient, healthy and green community.
The draft 2018 Budget and five-year financial plan will be available online in November. The budget will then be reviewed by City Council and the public before being approved on December 12. Continue reading