RDN invites public input on 2022-2026 budget

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The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is seeking public feedback on priorities for its 2022–2026 budget.

Input will be provided to the RDN board of directors as part of the budget review process and will help identify which areas of service are most important to residents.

“From parks, recreation and water to garbage collection and transit, there are many areas of service provided by the RDN that impact the daily lives of residents and have significant budget implications,” said Tyler Brown, RDN chair. “Public input is an important part of the budgeting process and we hope RDN residents will take advantage of this opportunity to share their thoughts and budget priorities with us.”

Background information, such as what is budgeted for each electoral area, where the funding comes from and what RDN services are provided is available on the RDN’s website.

Residents can share input and ask questions online. The regional district’s two-way communication tool enables residents to complete the budget survey and get their questions answered by the RDN finance department. All questions and answers will be displayed on the webpage so others can see what is being discussed and gain insight into the budget process.

The preliminary budget will be presented to the board at the Nov. 9, 2021 meeting with further discussion occurring at the Nov. 23 meeting. The final 2022-2026 budget will be presented to the board in February. 2022.

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