It’s back. The City has launched a program on its website that allows public input into the budget process. The “Citizen Budget” allows taxpayers to see what their taxes are spent on. For instance, on an average tax roll, $1,979 goes to the City of Prince George and $966 goes to other local governments, such a the Regional District and the School District. Of that amount that goes to the City, $481 is spent on policing, while $392 covers fire protection services. The Citizen Budget also gives residents an interactive venue in which to set personal priorities and determine, under your plan, what the tax assessment would be.
The program has been launched on the eve of this year’s Talktober, which gets underway at the Columbus Community Centre tomorrow at 6:30.
The Talktober schedule is as follows:
· Wednesday, October 12, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Columbus Community Centre in College Heights
· Tuesday, October 18, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Hart Community Centre
· Thursday, October 20, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Blackburn Community Hall
· Monday, October 24, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Wood Innovation and Design Centre
· Wednesday, October 26, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, College of New Caledonia atrium