City of Vernon residents can help the city plan its 2023 budget. (www.SeniorLiving.Org)

City of Vernon residents can help the city plan its 2023 budget. (www.SeniorLiving.Org)

Public asked to partake in Vernon budget survey

Online survey asks questions that will help the city plan its 2023 budget

The City of Vernon invites all local residents and businesses to have their say in the municipal budget process, as it prepares for the 2023 budget.

Input from citizens helps mayor and council understand the public’s priorities for city services and helps better inform council’s financial decisions.

The annual operating and capital budget is part of the city’s five-year financial plan to maintain and improve municipal services and support Council’s Strategic Plan.

As part of the public consultation process, a survey is now available online at engagevernon.ca. The survey asks whether various services are currently meeting public expectation. If an area is not meeting expectation, it asks for feedback on ways the service may be improved.

The 2023 budget survey includes links to background information on the different services, to help guide participants through the process. The survey is available until May 27. Results from the survey will be reviewed and a report will be prepared for council to consider.

The budget survey is just the first step in developing Vernon’s 2023 Budget and the next five-year financial plan. Additional public participation will be available during council’s budget deliberations.

Information about that opportunity will be provided at a later date.

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