Winnipeg residents, businesses, community groups and associations were invited to a consultation session held on November 1, 2011. This session was hosted by Councillor Scott Fielding, Chair of the City Council’s Standing Policy Committee on Finance, and supported by Michael Ruta, the City’s Chief Financial Officer.
The public consultation session and the online 2012 Capital Budget Public Consultation Survey allowed Winnipeggers the opportunity to provide their input into the 2012 Capital Budget. This input from the public consultations assisted us in finalizing the capital budget. Input and ideas from the public are invited however; they are among a number of factors that are taken into consideration during the budgetary process including discussions between elected officials.
The City received 46 online surveys (partially or fully completed) and 6 hard copy surveys from individuals. The survey results can be found at 2012 Capital Budget Survey with Responses. Notes were also taken at the Pre-Budget Consultation Session on November 1, 2011 and can be found at 2012 Capital Budget Public Consultation Discussion.
Noted in the online 2012 Preliminary Capital Budget document found on the City’s website are:
- Roadway infrastructure was identified as priorities. The online budget document this year addresses these areas on pages 24 – 29, 46 – 47, 49, 51, 53-61, 63-65, 68 – 72, 78 – 80, 84 and 287 – 288.
- Transportation and transit were also noted in the feedback. Pages 5, 8, 23, 27, 30, 36, 47, 49-50, 59, 62, 65, 73, 75, 79, 83, and 287 – 291 address these common themes.
- Suggestions and comments about active transportation and recreation facilities were also common. Pages 27, 47, 49, 65, 79, 134 and 288 of the budget deal with these important issues.
Many people provided suggestions and comments about taxes and City revenues. Your comments are noted and will serve as a basis for future budget considerations.
Thank you for being a part of the 2012 Capital Budget process.