Put your two cents in for budget deliberations

The City of Lethbridge is hoping to hear from residents about the upcoming 2023-2026 budget deliberations. They will take place starting in November. Locals are encouraged to go online and visit the My Two Cents campaign which will allow them to give their own two cents on how they think the budget should be spent. Lethbridge’s Deputy Mayor Jenn Schmidt-Rempel, says setting the budget is one of the most important things that council does.

“This gives residents an opportunity to take a look, see how they would designate the budget, see how that would directly impact their own property taxes, and make decisions and alterations from there. Based on what they would like to pay for income taxes, based on what’s important to their family, and what their priorities are. Then sort of find a balance and see what City Council goes through. The information is gathered, brought back to City Council, and it gives us an opportunity to see some of those things that residents and families find important in our community, and helps us inform a little bit better as we’re making those budget decisions come the fall.”

The campaign will run starting Wednesday and will wrap up on September 9th.

Visit the Get Involved Lethbridge website for more details https://getinvolvedlethbridge.ca/mytwocents

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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