Have your Say on the City of Brandon 2020 Municipal Budget

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Brandon, MB – As Brandon City Council prepares to deliberate the proposed 2020 municipal budget, the community is invited to provide its feedback on the draft financial plan at a community forum on the evening of Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Main Foyer of Brandon City Hall, 410-9th Street.

The evening forum will include a brief overview of the proposed budget led by City Administration, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session led by members of Brandon City Council. Mayor and Councillors will be asking for public feedback on the proposed budget and on where they would like Council to focus its future spending priorities.

The evening forum will be streamed live via the City of Brandon YouTube channel for the benefit of residents unable to attend, who will also have the opportunity to submit questions for answer by City Council or Administration during the forum via the YouTube live stream. Questions for City Council or City Administration before or during the forum can also be submitted via email at budget@brandon.ca, or residents may also contact members of City Council directly at any time during the municipal budget process to share their thoughts on the proposed spending plan.

Prior to Council’s deliberations, the proposed 2020 budget is representative of a 2.97% average municipal tax increase. All proposed budget documents can be viewed on the City of Brandon website at https://www.brandon.ca/budget/proposed-2020-budget.

Brandon City Council will deliberate the 2020 proposed budget on Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st. Deliberations will be held in the City of Brandon Council Chamber on the 2nd floor of Brandon City Hall and are open to the public and media to observe. Deliberations will also be livestreamed for the public via the City of Brandon YouTube channel.

(Source: City of Brandon Public Notice)