Talk budget, win prize
Port Moody council hopes to entice more residents out to the budget town hall meeting by offering a door prize — possibly an iPad.
Earlier this month the finance committee considered several ways of generating more interest in the budget process.
A staff report noted the town hall meeting format typically doesn’t draw a large, diverse representation of the community.
As an alternative, staff suggested using social media like Facebook, Twitter or a web survey to get public input on the budget.
Council decided to stick with the town hall meeting to ensure feedback was coming from Port Moody residents and business owners, and to develop an online survey as well.
Council plans to adopt the financial plan and tax rate bylaw by May 8.
The budget town hall meeting will be on Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Port Moody Inlet Theatre.