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Talktober returns this October

This October, the City of Prince George will again be engaging with residents in a conversation about the community. Talktober is returning and will provide residents with the opportunity to discuss their important issues with Mayor Lyn Hall, members of council, and city staff.

During Talktober, the city will also be providing information about the historical development of Prince George and how this relates to the present-day situation with civic infrastructure.

Talktober public events will be on October 1 and 2 at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre. The mayor, members of council, and staff will be on-hand from noon to 8 p.m., and presentations will be held at 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on both days. Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session facilitated by Hall. There will also be displays and staff from the service centre on-hand to take service requests from residents.

“Talktober began in 2015 as a way for council to reconnect with residents,” said Mayor Hall. “This year will be no different, but because infrastructure reinvestment is such an important issue, and because Prince George’s population appears to be continuing to grow and in-fact could be nearing an all-time high, Talktober 2019 will feature information about the state of our utilities, roads, civic facilities, and parks – all of the civic assets commonly referred to as ‘infrastructure.’ They are a big part of what the City provides to support businesses, recreation, culture, and overall quality of life.”

The City will also be providing information at and social media channels to complement the public events at the Civic Centre. In addition, Talktober 2019 will feature an online web survey to collect feedback about residents’ priorities to be used to inform Council’s 2020 budget deliberations.

Talktober began in 2015 as a series of public events that involved displays from staff and question and answer sessions. Topics have typically included roads and transportation, social and economic development, parks and amenities, and other civic facilities and infrastructure.

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