City of Richmond seeks public input

January 30, 2017 by  

The City of Richmond has developed a tentative Consolidated 5 Year Financial Plan (2017-2021) Bylaw No. 9663, and the public is invited to provide their feedback.

The development of the plan has come about after the city devised its three annual budgets for the year. These, along with factors that are expected to impact the future, were then used to guide the construction of the 5 Year Financial Plan.

Under the regulations and policies that have been set for local governments, Richmond is required to consult the public before its council adopts the proposed financial pathway. This provides local residents with an opportunity to have their say in the community’s governance and ensure that policy makers are aware of all the factors that affect it.

To make this as easy as possible for area residents and other stakeholders, they are invited to review the proposal and share any suggestions or comments they may have. The deadline for submissions has been set at 11:59 pm on February 5th. Organizers of an effort like this can use direct mail printing to ensure the public is aware that their opinions are needed.

Anyone who is interested in providing their input is invited to do so by calling the city’s Finance Department at 604-276-4218. They can also be mailed to the Finance Department, City of Richmond, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1, emailed to finance@richmond.ca or submitted online through the Let’s Talk Richmond website. The city has made a copy of the 5 Year Financial Plan available on its website.