City seeks public budget input

Online survey available so residents can do their own city budget number crunching

Red Deer residents with a budget bone to pick or who just have suggestions can check out an online survey.

A new and improved online survey is available for residents to express their opinions about where tax dollars should be spent, and ensure their voice is heard.

“We need you to help us fill in the blanks, and tell us where you would spend your tax dollar,” said Dean Krejci, Chief Financial Officer.

“Residents can also tell us what programs and services they see as priorities for the city, which will assist administration in preparation for Budget 2018.”

The new online tool allows residents to take a hand at balancing the budget, moving the slider on how much they would budget for certain service groups, and answer a few questions about priorities and future vision.

“The new online tool is easy to use, and the input we receive is very important to us,” said Krejci. “We hope residents take advantage of the opportunity to shape our city.”

To complete the survey, and for more information about The city’s budget, residents can visit www.reddeer.ca/budget.