Advance Voting Dates Set for Referendum
Prince George, B.C. -The general voting day on the referendum on borrowing money to build a new pool and a new fire hall in Prince George is just two months away, but there will be three advance polls on the matter.
General Voting Day is October 28, and advanced voting will be held on October 18 at City Hall and UNBC, October 19 at the College of New Caledonia, and again at City Hall on October 24.
Leading up to those events, the City is now looking to share information about the projects and answer any questions community organizations, groups and clubs may have.
As 250News reported previously ( see previous story) Mayor Lyn Hall will be available, along with City Manager Kathleen Soltis and members of Council, to present information about the reasons behind the projects, how people can get involved, when and where to vote and on the referendum itself.
Community feedback on major initiatives has been a hallmark of the current Council, and the referendum and the reasons behind the desire to move forward with the projects are expected to be the main topic of discussion at the annual ‘TalkTober’ events throughout the City. But the City wants to do more says Mayor Hall ” A major reason we are proposing to keep a rebuilt pool downtown is because during the Aquatics Needs Assessment we heard through extensive consultation with users of the Four Seasons and residents of Prince George that they greatly favour a downtown location. Council and Administration are eager to get out into the community to communicate our rationale, and respond directly to the questions of residents.”
A number of organizations have already invited Mayor Hall and the City Manager to make presentations, other interested group organizers can fill out a form on the City’s website or contact Dyra Pridham at firstname.lastname@example.org 250-561-7691 to arrange a presentation.