City looking for public input on budget

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October 30, 2014 9:30 AM

The City of Lloydminster is heading back to the budget table, and they are looking for community engagement on what priorities the citizens of the Border City want to see in the 2015 budget.

Lloydminster Mayor Rob Saunders announced at the Monday afternoon council meeting that the city is looking for community engagement for this year’s budget.

“The city council and administration will use the feedback from the survey from the public in order for us to work on the budget for 2015,” he said.

“This will give everyone in the Border City an opportunity to have input from the community.”

This year’s budget engagement comes in an electronic form on the city’s website, and in hard copy, which can be picked up at a variety of locations around the city, including city hall, the operations centre, the new RCMP detachment, the Servus Sports Centre, the Leisure Centre and the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre.

The electronic version of the survey can be found online at http://www.lloydminster.ca.

“We want to find out where the priorities are for the people of Lloydminster,” said Saunders, and that was one of the key reasons why holding the public engagement on the upcoming budget was important.

Whether those priorities for community members are, “Some of the capital projects in the community and some of the infrastructure projects in the community, this engagement process will give city staff and council a helping hand in building the budget together as we grow together,” Saunders said.

“We are looking for programs, delivery service levels and we are looking for engagement from the community, which will help with the first steps in developing a strategy within engaging our citizens in the budget process.”

The deadline to complete the budget engagement survey is Monday, Nov. 17.

“We look forward to the process and sharing the results in December,” said Saunders.

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