Town extends budget community survey

The Town of Gibsons has extended its community survey to gather input on the upcoming budget.

Gibsons Mayor Bill Beamish announced the extension at a Jan. 5 regular council meeting after explaining so far the Town had only received about 40 responses. The new deadline is Jan. 25.

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A release issued Jan. 6 said people can provide input on the updated strategic plan as well as the 2021 budget and “preferred communication efforts.”

“As Council begins the second half of its four-year term, we are seeking guidance from the community on where we should focus the Town’s financial and human resources,” said Beamish in the release.

“We are also looking for suggestions from residents on small changes they would like to see in their neighbourhoods. While a large proportion of the Town’s annual revenue is dedicated to maintaining essential infrastructure, like our water and sewer systems, there are some funds available for smaller local enhancement projects.”

He said survey responses will also help council understand which social issues are most important to residents, which will inform their decisions.

The survey is available at gibsons.ca/strategic-plan. 

To obtain a hard copy of the survey and strategic plan call: 604-886-2274.

 

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