Oshawa urging residents to get involved in budget process at virtual Open House

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Published August 25, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Oshawa councillors are urging residents to “get involved” with the budget process at a virtual open house September 14.

Council hopes residents will share their budget priorities after the education session on the budget process.

“Your input into the 2022 Budget consultation can make a difference. We can all be a source of good ideas, the difference is when we choose to express them,” said Finance Committee Chair John Gray. “Please get involved.”

To participate with a desktop or laptop visit https://oshawa.webex.com, enter the access code (179 467 8673) and event password (12345). If you are using a Mobile Device via WebEx Meetings, select Join Meeting and enter the access code (179 467 8673). Users may be asked to enter the event password (12345).

To listen on your phone use the toll-free phone number 1-833-311-4101 and enter the access code (179 467 8673) followed by #.

Participants using WebEx will have the opportunity to submit questions live through the WebEx Q&A tool following the presentation.

Participants who are calling into the open house must submit questions in advance to Corporate Communications by email or by calling (905) 436-3311 ext. 5686.

Residents who prefer to share their feedback on paper need to call Service Oshawa at (90) 436-3311 during regular business hours (between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday) to request a paper feedback form.

Feedback will be received until noon on Wednesday, September 29 and will be shared with City staff and Council as part of the 2022 City budget process. All individual responses will be anonymous and will only be used to summarize overall feedback received from the public.

“I encourage all residents, property owners and business owners to take this opportunity to share your 2022 budget priorities for our city,” said Mayor Dan Carter. “The 2022 budget document establishes the framework for the City of Oshawa to make decisions for current and future infrastructure while balancing the service needs of the community.”

 

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