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Talktober returns this year in a virtual format

Mayor Lyn Hall
Mayor Lyn Hall

One of the hallmarks of the fall season at the City of Prince George is the public consultation period known as Talktober. Mayor Lyn Hall is hosting Talktober on Zoom again this year on October 28 from 7-9 p.m.

“Each October, Council and City Administration look forward to hearing directly from citizens of Prince George about the civic issues that matter to them the most,” said Mayor Hall, in a news release. “Local government topics such as roads, snow and ice control, civic facilities and infrastructure are among the topics up for discussion during Talktober. Council and city Administration are looking forward to an engaging, energetic conversation with residents.”

Here is how citizens can participate:

  • Register on Eventbrite. The registration is quick and easy. On the day of the meeting (October 28), registered participants will receive an email, which will provide a URL link to the Zoom meeting.
  • During the event, Mayor Hall will call on participants who wish to ask a question in the order the questions are received.
  • Residents may also opt to submit a question ahead of time for possible inclusion during the event. They can email or dial 3-1-1.

The Talktober Town Hall can be watched on Zoom, and will be streamed live on the City Facebook page. The city will also post a recording of the event on YouTube and Facebook.

Fill out the 2022 Budget Survey

The city is also providing residents and business operators with an opportunity to provide feedback about the budget allocations for various city services and functions. The city annually conducts a public survey to gain input about budget priorities.

The online survey provides an opportunity for respondents to enter their property assessment into the interactive budget simulator to see how their personal or business property tax is allocated across a variety of city services.

The results will be presented for council’s consideration at the outset of 2022 budget deliberations next year.

Visit the City of Prince George 2022 Online Budget Survey. The survey closes at midnight on October 29.

Information about both the survey and Talktober is available on the city’s public engagement hub at Residents who wish to receive information about future events and opportunities can subscribe to receive email notifications from the city directly to their inbox (select “Public Consultations and Information sessions”).

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