Each year we conduct public engagement to get input from residents and businesses to guide the development of the draft annual budget.
We conduct engagement on the budget a number of ways, including:
- Talk Vancouver survey
- Online resources
- Community and key stakeholder outreach
All public input on the budget helps to inform City Council’s deliberation of the draft budget, leading to the approval of a final budget for the upcoming year.
2021 civic service satisfaction survey
Earlier this year, opinion research was done in the form of a representative telephone survey with 600 Vancouver residents and 200 businesses. The purpose of the survey is to ask about satisfaction with our services and provide insight into priorities for the future.
How we engage
Public engagement for the 2022 Budget was conducted between July and September 2021. More than 5,000 Vancouver residents and businesses participated in the online survey, and there were more than 6,000 visits to Shape Your City.
We also hosted a series of focused conversations with underrepresented community members, to gain their insight on our spending for next year.
Learn more about what we heard in the 2022 Budget Engagement Report PDF file (6 MB)
Your City budget explained
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