Citizen Budget: Tell City Hall Where The $$ Should Go
The City of St. Thomas wants to build its 2018 budget with input from all stakeholders – taxpayers, tenants, residents, property owners, businesses, employees in local businesses and users of any City facilities. This means participation is open to all, even those who might work here but not live here and those who might use City facilities and services but live outside of St. Thomas' boundaries.
A new on-line tool called Citizen Budget in now alive on the City website. It shows how and where tax dollars are being spent this year and invites input on where the dollars should go next year.
Citizen Budget is easy to use, and will be available from now until Friday September 15. Results will be shared with City Council and staff in advance of launching the 2018 budget process.
In a release to the Chamber, City Engineer Justin Lawrence explained “This new web tool is a fantastic way to engage the public. We know that the best municipal decisions come from an informed public developing ideas in close partnership with staff and City Council.”
Anyone can access Citizen Budget at this link to the municipal website: http://stthomas.citizenbudget.com You can access the survey on your own device, at the St. Thomas Public library, or at the customer services desk at City Hall if you need additional assistance.
At the conclusion of the Citizen Budget input questions users will see an opportunity to share other details about themselves including an email address. Please note that your Postal Code is the only mandatory field. Providing other info including your email address will allow the City to share feedback with you, including a summary on how results from others in your area compare with those you submit.