This is an excellent opportunity for residents to have a direct say in the spend of 2012-2013 budget.
In a break from the past, Hobsons Bay City Council has opened up budget deliberations by giving people a much greater say early in the process, inviting public submissions for the 2012-13 Budget until the end of October.
To give you an opportunity to provide feedback in person, I am hosting a Williamstown Ward Budget Meeting:
Where: Williamstown Town Hall Supper Room
When: Monday, 24th October starting at 7.00pm.
Here is your chance to help shape Hobsons Bay’s $100 million annual budget.
• What’s the fairest spend on roads, social welfare, libraries, parking?
• What’s the most pressing issue in Williamstown Ward?
• What big ticket items should we be planning for the future?
Your input will help me when Council budget discussions begin in November.
Budget information will be available and facilitators on hand to aid discussion. Written submissions can also be collected on the night. Tea and coffee will be served.
For details and to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.facebook/councillor.angela.altair or call me on 0419 762 267.
If you can’t make the meeting, download a submission form at www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or drop into the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona or any Hobsons Bay library branch.