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Get Ready for ‘Talktober’

Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ 4:00 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George plans to ramp up community engagement starting tonight.

The first of five neighbourhood conversations in the month of October – something they’ve dubbed “Talktober,” begin at the South Fort George Family Resource Centre.20141110_131303-1

Information collected by City Administration tonight will inform the City’s upcoming budget deliberations, Council’s strategic priorities, and the City’s Corporate Plan for 2016.

The conversations will take place once a week from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the following locations:

October 1 East Bowl – South Fort George Family Resource Centre
October 7 Blackburn – Blackburn Community Hall
October 14 Vanway/Beaverly/Haldi – Vanway Elementary School
October 21 College Heights – Columbus community Hall
October 28 West Bowl – Kinsmen Hall

The following topics will be up for discussion: Parks and Recreation, Roads/Transit, Housing and Development, and include a consultation area on special City initiatives currently underway.

Members of Council and staff will also be showcasing their new interactive budget calculator – the ‘Citizen Budget.’

City staff will be available at each session for questions with each conversation ending in a question and answer period with Mayor and Council.

The first neighbourhood conversations took place in the Hart (June) and the VLA (July).


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