Budget 2016: Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!
The Municipality of North Cowichan is holding a series of town hall meetings about the 2016 budget.
Each year, council approves a budget that allocates your tax dollars to services and projects in our community. Council shares the nearly final budget to the public at an open house in council chambers where a few people attend and provide feedback.
This year, we are taking the budget out of our windowless council chambers and opening it up to the four corners (ish) of this municipality. Four town hall meetings and an online survey give you an opportunity to learn and provide feedback to council about how to prioritize our spending before the budget is approved.
The dates and locations are:
- Thursday, January 21: Crofton Community Centre
- Monday, January 25: Maple Bay Fire Hall
- Tuesday, January 26: École Mount Prevost School
- Thursday, January 28: Chemainus Seniors Centre
Grab a friend or neighbour and join us at any of these locations—even if it isn’t in your own neighbourhood.
You don’t need to be an expert in accounting to participate in this process. Budget information will be presented by Mayor Jon Lefebure and CAO Dave Devana, with other staff on hand to answer any questions you may have.
If you want to study up on the budget before the meeting, click here for all the 2016 budget documents.
I hope to see you there!