New engagement platform ready for Napanee’s 2022 budget public consultation session
The City of Grand Napanee has launched “Let’s Talk Grand Napanee”, its new community engagement platform provided by Bang the Table Engagement Headquarters.
‘Let’s Talk Grand Napanee’ is an online space for the Grand Napanee community to share ideas, discuss important topics, provide feedback on upcoming projects, policies and planning, and contribute to the future. future of Grand Napanee, according to a city press release dated Thursday, September 16, 2021.
Residents are invited to visit the platform at the following address: https://letstalkgreanapanee.ca to create an account and start interacting with city staff and other community members. “Let’s Talk About Grand Napanee” is also accessible through the city’s website.
The first engagement opportunity available to residents through ‘Let’s Talk about Grand Napanee’ is the upcoming 2022 Budget Public Consultation Session. The City’s budget process has changed for 2021. The new process included a long-term vision for the City. budget in order to identify potential efficiencies, revenues and provide information before changes, according to the release. The 2022 budget process includes the addition of a consultation to add direct public voting to the budget conversation.
About the 2022 budget public consultation session:
The City of Greater Napanee would like to engage with its residents ahead of the 2022-2025 budget process, the statement said. The City said the purpose of this engagement session is to provide information on property taxes, the budget process and to seek public input before “the pen is put on paper” in the budget process. from the city. This is a new initiative by the Board and staff to complement the recent shift to longer-term budgeting.
The public budget consultation session will take place on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. online via Zoom. Visit ‘Let’s Talk about Grand Napanee’ at https://letstalkgreanapanee.ca to register for this Zoom meeting.
The city said residents are encouraged to visit “Let’s Talk Greater Napanee” before the meeting date to take a quick budget survey and submit any questions they have about the budget process. City staff will provide answers to those questions submitted during the live consultation session, the statement said.
The City said it strives to be as open and transparent as possible. The addition, the ‘Let’s Talk Greater Napanee’ community engagement platform will provide staff and residents with more accessible two-way communication in a way that social media cannot provide, according to the release. Registering an account through ‘Let’s Talk Greater Napanee’ will help residents stay informed and have a say in future decision-making processes to come.