City Seeking Additional Feedback for Budget

City Seeking Additional Feedback for 2020-21 Budget
Posted on 01/29/2020

The City of Charlottetown is looking for public feedback as it prepares its Capital and Operational budgets for the 2020-21 fiscal period. An informal, drop-in style Open House was held last night (Tuesday, January 28) with more than 50 people in attendance. Councillor Terry Bernard, Chair of the City’s Finance, Audit and Tendering committee, said a lot of great feedback was gathered, but Council would like to hear more from the public about how it would like to see money allocated on services and programs in the Capital City.

“The feedback gathered last night will be sent to the appropriate committees for review and will become part of the discussion at the finance committee as we prepare for the next fiscal period,” said Councillor Bernard. “We really appreciate everyone who took time out of their day-to-day to chat with us or submit comments, and we encourage others to follow suit.”

Feedback is still being accepted through email, social media or written submissions.
Comments can be emailed to mlanigan@charlottetown.ca

Written submissions must be sent to the attention of:

Finance Manager - City of Charlottetown
P.O. Box 98, 199 Queen Street,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2

Ideas and suggestions can also be dropped off at the main floor reception desk at City Hall, 199 Queen Street, with the envelope clearly marked to the attention of the Finance Manager.

Submissions can also be sent on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown or by tweeting ideas to @ChtownPE using hashtag #ChtownBudget2020

All comments must be submitted by 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, February 7.

“Comments from the Open House ranged from requests for more active transportation to increasing funding for micro-grants and providing more support to food insecurity projects,” Councillor Bernard said. “It’s encouraging to have conversations with engaged citizens, and we hope that the other platforms we are offering for submitting comments makes it easier for people to submit who maybe don’t have time or prefer not to attend an event. We want to hear from as many people as possible.”

For more information on the City’s budget, including previous budget addresses, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/budget
Audited financial statements are available at: www.charlottetown.ca/financials