FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Prince George B.C - The City of Prince George is preparing for the 2024 budget by launching the first of many opportunities for public engagement. The results of community input will be provided to City Council prior to their budget deliberations in January.
Part of the ‘Your City, Your Priorities’ 2024 project, citizens are being asked to let the City know how satisfied they are in regard to certain services. They can do this by taking part in the check-up surveys that are now available online. There are five short check-up surveys available on various municipal services. Residents can choose to take one or all, and results will be anonymous.
The surveys are broken down into the following categories and are all less than 10 questions:
The check-up surveys are open from now until September 29.
The 2024 budget survey will be made available in early October. The difference between the check-up surveys and the budget survey is the budget survey provides residents with the opportunity to enter their property assessment value to see the impact certain budget changes would have on their property taxes.
The results of the 2023 budget survey and the five check-up Surveys are available on our website. The Finance and Audit Committee considered these survey results when making 2023 budget recommendations to City Council.
Townhall meetings coming in October
The City is hosting three in-person Q&A events on the evenings of October 24, 25, or 26. The events, which will be held in the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, College Heights and the Hart (specific venues to be determined), provide citizens the opportunity to have questions about municipal services answered by City staff.
More information about location and times on these sessions will be made available soon.
All the information around the 2024 budget consultation can be found at Get Involved | City of Prince George
Claire Thwaites, senior communications advisor