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Regional district holding budget meeting in 100 Mile House

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is holding a Sub-Regional Budget Engagement Session in 100 Mile House as a last chance for taxpayers to find out where their money goes and have their say about it.

The provisional CRD budget and five-year financial plan will be presented in the District of 100 Mile House council chambers on Jan. 26.

CRD chair Al Richmond notes presentations will be made at 5 p.m., and again at 6 p.m., to accommodate people who prefer to attend either before or after their dinner.

“The reason for having it a little bit earlier than the [former] 7 p.m. is we have found some folks have some trouble driving at night.”

If you can’t attend the meeting, you may pre-register to participate via webinar by sending a request by e-mail to communications@cariboord.ca.

This budget session is intended to engage the community prior to its adoption in late March.

It also provides an opportunity to comment and provide feedback on services provided in the CRD Electoral Areas G, H and L.

Richmond explains the draft budget has been developed since the public town-hall budget consultation meetings were last fall.

“We want to bring some discussions forward and hear some input on our budget for 2015 and our five-year financial plan, and take that comment back to the board for its consideration when we do our budget adoption on March 27.”





100 Mile House Free Press