As the 2019 Budget approaches, the municipal government is asking Vancouverites to provide input on priorities for spending. Give feedback via a Talk Vancouver online survey and/or by attending one of the in-person sessions held throughout the community. Information gathered will be used in the development of the draft budget and presented to city council in mid-December.
Data gathered from an independently commissioned telephone survey (conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs) held in the summer is also being considered. A total of 600 Residents and 200 business owners across a variety of neighbourhoods and income levels gave their thoughts on the importance of, and the city’s performance in handling, specific services. The majority of respondents are satisfied overall — the official results have been posted on the government website.
Some of the highlights are as follows:
Members of the public interested in engaging with the city can access the Talk Vancouver survey here. To find out the times and locations of pop-up community sessions, keep an eye on the events calendar and social media channels like Facebook or Twitter. The draft budget is expected to be published later this month.