Tuesday, June 18, 2013

City of Winnipeg 2014 Budget Consultation

The City of Winnipeg is undertaking a consultation process to engage the citizens of Winnipeg in shaping the direction of the City’s budget. All across Canada, municipalities are facing an infrastructure crisis. The list of items needing repair includes streets, bridges, sidewalks, community centers, libraries, and sewer and water systems. Based on current revenues, the City of Winnipeg anticipates shortfalls in its 2014 and 2015 operating budgets of $74 million and $94 million, respectively. Under the City of Winnipeg Charter, the City must balance its budget. Given this challenge, the City of Winnipeg is seeking to understand what the citizens of Winnipeg want and expect from its civic government. The City of Winnipeg would like to know what the citizens of Winnipeg think about
  • What the priorities of the City should be
  • What choices they would make if they were in charge of the City’s budget.
Citizens can provide feedback through public workshops, an on-line survey, written submissions, by email to wpgbudget@mnp.ca or by phone to a comment line at 1.877.780.8683.

More information available at http://wpgbudget.ca/
The workshops are being independently moderated by MNP in an open house format and will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, June 18
Highbury School, St. Vital, 99 Highbury Road
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19
Victoria Community Club, Fort Garry, 80 Derek Street
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
Buchanan Hall, Assiniboine West Recreation Association, St. James-Assiniboia West, 861 Buchanan Boulevard
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 24
Millenium Library, Carole Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26
Park City West Community Centre, Transcona, 115 Sanford Fleming Road
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27
Garden City Community Centre, 725 Kingsbury Avenue
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.