2015 City of Winnipeg Budget Schedule Announced!

Dear Friends, It is time again for the City of Winnipeg to begin its process for both the Capital and Operating budgets! This year, as in recent years, the public part of the budget is limited to a very short time frame...only 20 days from when the budget is made public to when Council has its final vote. The budget was put together by Executive Policy Committee. The rest of council will be seeing the document for the first time on March 3rd, just prior to the media and general public. It is my sincere hope that a better more inclusive process for both members of council and the public will be developed in future years. Once the budget is tabled on March 3rd it should be available for the public to view on the city website at www.winnipeg.ca You can view the full e-newsletter here: http://t.co/dJfKLF0qIV All of the budget meetings are open to the public and citizens can register to speak by contacting 311@winnipeg.ca¬† or calling 311. Here is the budget schedule that was just announced today: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1:30 p.m. Special Meeting of Executive Policy Committee to table the Budgets Friday, March 6, 2015, Winnipeg Police Board Meeting (regular meeting) Monday, March 9, 2015 Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services (regular meeting) Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development (regular meeting) Monday, March 16, 2015 Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (rescheduled from March 13, 2015) Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Special Executive Policy Committee to hear delegations on Budgets Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Executive Policy Committee to consider Standing Policy Committee recommendations and table final recommendations (regular meeting) Monday, March 23, 2015 Special Meeting of Council to pass Budgets Thank you for your interest in civic issues! Jenny