2017 Citizen Budget Survey launched

Lacombians have until Aug. 5th to provide input regarding next year's budget

  • Jul. 19, 2016 12:00 p.m.

The City of Lacombe is committed to budgeting tax dollars effectively on what matters most to residents by seeking their input on key municipal services via the 2017 Citizen Budget Survey, which runs until Aug. 5th.

“Council is introducing a new process in gathering citizen input, and we are looking forward to hearing from residents about their priorities, and to possibly including some of their suggestions into the upcoming budget,” said Mayor Steve Christie.

“Lacombe is growing, and the City has to adapt to meet the changing needs and service level expectations of residents,” said Financial Services Manager Justin de Bresser. “The Citizen Budget Survey allows the public to have their say on what’s important to them, and to show us where and how they would spend their tax dollars.”

The short survey focuses on the services supported by general municipal property taxes, including emergency response services; recreation, parks and culture; solid waste and recycling and water and wastewater services.

Residents can also weigh in with their top three most important issues facing the City.

Feedback gathered through the survey will be presented to council for review and consideration during the 2017 budget deliberations in November.

The survey results will also be shared with the public.

Go to www.lacombe.ca/Citizenbudget to take the survey.

– Weber

 

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