City of Kamloops is offering an online service to simulate budget planning.
Budget and Planning Manager, Dave Hallinan says, the Citizen’s Budget is designed to increase public engagement.
“In terms of soliciting feedback, and getting some information back around some of the activities that we’re doing from a budgeting perspective for the city.”
Hallinan says the two key part of the tools will be to educate people as to where the money actually goes, and around engagement for people who may not be able to make it to the public meetings.
The next public meeting being February 6th out at MacArthur Island.
“So we’re coming into the final stages of completing our 5 year Financial plan. And so we have a number of supplemental items that we are looking to get some information and input on.”
Hallinan adds, it’ll be a good chance for the public to engage with city officials and have their concerns heard.