Have your say in how you would spend city tax dollars

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The City of Sault Ste. Marie is inviting citizens to participate in the 2018 municipal budget process. There are a number of ways to get involved in the conversation.

An online budget tool is available at saultstemarie.ca/budgetinput. This tool allows taxpayers to indicate the areas where they would like to see tax dollars utilized. New this year is an option for tenants to provide feedback. The deadline to submit input using the online budget tool is September 30.

Provide your feedback to the City’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter using the handle @CitySSM or #saultbudget

Email comments to [email protected]
Call the Finance Department office at 705.759.5350

Mail suggestions to: City of Sault Ste. Marie – Finance Department
99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6

Attend a public budget input session where staff will be available to answer questions on a one-to-one basis. The first session takes place on September 13 from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Northern Community Centre meeting room. An additional session is scheduled for September 14 from 5 – 6 p.m. in the Russ Ramsay Board Room located on the third floor of the Civic Centre.

“The consultation process is an opportunity to find creative solutions, find efficiencies or increase revenues as part of our City’s long-term fiscal sustainability plan,” says Shelley Schell, Chief Financial Officer and City Treasurer. “We appreciate our community’s input to ensure the
best value in service delivery and to help us manage municipal finances in a responsible and prudent manner.”
All ideas generated thorough the consultations will be considered as part of the 2018 budget development process. The City of Sault Ste. Marie thanks the public for their input and participation.

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  1. Maybe City Council should start looking back at their tenure and see the wake of what they have done so far. We will soon be heading into a rise in insurance due to the cuts that they put forward to our Fire Services. My fears are that the increased insurance costs will far surpass what we were paying before to keep the status quo at the Fire Dept. They put all their faith in the word of one person who no longer manages that service. They also cut daycare and put people out of work. They continue to realign at City Hall, cutting staff and increasing managers. Have they looked at any of the suggestions already put forward by people of this city? If you want to do something start looking at improving efficiencies with the staff we have. 2018 will also bring an election and there is not a single person on the present council that will receive my vote.

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