Council Shifts Budget Meetings to New Year
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George City Council is shifting its budget meetings to early 2017 so feedback gathered during the “TalkTober” sessions can be used in shaping the spending plan.
The budget discussions had traditionally been held early in the new year, but former Mayor Sheri Green and that Council of the day changed that to late in a current year, meaning the budget was being developed with less than complete information.
Having the budget sessions moved to January means there will be more time to digest the information from the Talktober neighbourhood discussions and there will be a more complete picture of the expenditures of the year past.
Council has unanimously approved the change, noting this will not just be for the 2017 budget, but in 2018 as well, meaning with an election in 2018, the next Council’s first job will be the budget process and they won’t have to live with the decisions made by others who may not have been re-elected.