With the election done, back to the business at hand; Council has a few weeks to prepare the 2019 budget, which will be debated by the new Council in December after Inauguration. The Telephone Town Hall is the first opportunity for residents to vote on the Draft Budget (which I will post a link to as soon as I have it).
Residents encouraged to have their say on the City’s 2019 budget
Oct. 26, 2018 – The Budget Standing Committee and City staff are calling out to residents to gather opinions and ideas about the 2019 operating budget.
Mayor Walter Sendzik, City Budget Standing Committee Chair Mat Siscoe, and City staff will answer questions about the 2019 draft operating budget during the annual Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Now in its fifth year, the Telephone Town Hall operates similar to a radio call-in show, except instead of individuals calling in, the City will call 30,000 households and ask residents to participate.
Residents will be randomly called. Anyone who wants to register in advance to participate, or request not to be called, can do so at www.stcatharines.ca/BudgetTalk or by calling Citizens First at 905.688.5600. Registration closes Nov. 5 at noon.
Visit www.stcatharines.ca/BudgetTalk for more about the Telephone Town Hall and other budget information.
Budget Standing Committee meetings take place at City Hall and are open to the public. Residents can attend meetings in person or watch the online stream. Visit www.stcatharines.ca/BudgetCommittee for more information.