The City of Castlegar is inviting residents to share ideas for the city’s 2022 budget.
Every year city council and staff develop an annual budget and five-year financial plan to determine how money should be spent to maintain and improve the city. The city is limited in its resources and the budget helps determine which objectives have the highest priority, meet the city’s atrategic plan, and will have the greatest positive impact on the community.
The city is encouraging the public to get involved in the budget process by providing ideas and tuning in to ask questions about the budget.
“Developing the budget is about setting collective goals, and building a great city by making decisions on levels of service, while ensuring the city has the adequate infrastructure required to support growth,” says Ola Oladele, director of finance.
“It is important that we hear from our residents as the budget informs how money is spent to maintain and improve our city.”
Share thoughts on what should be included in next year’s budget by October 31 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through castlegar.ca/budget .
As part of the budget development process, council also invites the public to join budget meetings on Nov. 4, Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. these meetings will start at 5 p.m. and are open to the public and broadcasted live via Zoom.