The City of Vernon has launched a new public participation website that will encourage residents to provide input on projects and programs.
The feedback will be considered by council as part of its decision-making process.
“Engage Vernon can be found at www.vernon.ca/engage or www.engagevernon.ca. The site will feature current engagement opportunities as well as past and upcoming projects,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications officer.
The first opportunity for residents to provide feedback is on the 2018 city budget, and participants can indicate whether they would increase, decrease or maintain proposed budgets for key City services. The budget survey is open until May 31.
“Engage Vernon allows participants to safely communicate with the City in a number of different ways, including surveys, polls, maps, questions and answers, discussion forums, storytelling, brainstorming and more,” said Lang Gahr.
“The engagement webtool is meant to enhance council’s vision of a community where public engagement is valued as an important part of the decision-making process and is inclusive, meaningful, accountable and responsive to the public’s perspectives and needs.”