City asking for public input on budget and five-year plan

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Council is asking for public input on the city’s 2021 budget and five year financial plan priorities. Its survey is only available online due to COVID-19 restrictions and is open until Feb. 21.

Council also approved its 2021 work plan, which provides direction to staff for project and  workforce planning and budgeting, according to the city.

The approved work plan and priorities presented at the Jan. 18 meeting can be viewed on the city’s website.

The 2021 plan, approved at a workshop last month, includes only strategic projects directed by council and not day-to-day tasks, such as capital projects, processing of applications and permits, infrastructure maintenance, parks and facilities and financial management.

Council adopted its 2019-2022 strategic plan last year and identified five priorities: community safety, economic development, healthcare, housing and recreation.

“We are now in the middle of our term and engaged in a comprehensive review of projects, both council directives and staff initiatives. Council has remained focused on key priorities and strategic objectives and has aligned the 2021 work plan with our priorities,” said Mayor Ed Mayne.

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