Financial Plan for 2016 to 2020: The City Wants Your Responses
Rossland is inviting taxpayers to a Public Input Session on April 13, at the Ross Thompson Ballroom at the Prestige Mountain Resort, to tell the City what we all think of the proposed Financial Plan. If readers have been following the “Council Matters” reports, they will already have that event in mind; now, the City asks that we all put it on our calendars, too, and show up to be informed and opinionated.
Too often in years past, the City has held Public Input Sessions on the financial plan and its tax implications, only to have four (or even fewer) interested residents show up.
The next two years in particular hold financial challenges for Rossland. If you have ideas about how the City can pay for the infrastructure upgrades that are in the works locally and regionally, and still deliver the services you consider necessary, and keep taxes manageable, the City wants to hear from you. If you can tell the City about your highest-priority services — what you REALLY value and don’t want to lose — the City wants to hear from you about that too.
If we don’t check out the proposed Financial Plan and share our ideas and opinions about it with the City, we lose our right to complain afterwards, don’t we?
The event starts at 7:00 pm.