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File #: AR-17-133    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agenda Reports Status: Passed
File created: 2/17/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/20/2017 Final action: 3/20/2017
Title: Public Consultation Plan - Resident Input into Council's Strategic Direction Presented by: Darija Slokar, Lead, Corporate Business Planning and Special Projects
TAMRMS#: B06

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Public Consultation Plan - Resident Input into Council's Strategic Direction
Presented by: Darija Slokar, Lead, Corporate Business Planning and Special Projects

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That the public participation plan to obtain resident input into Council's strategic direction and the ongoing business plan and budget cycle, as outlined in the March 20, 2017 agenda report titled "Public Consultation Plan - Resident Input into Council's Strategic Direction", be approved.

2. That Council approve a one-time withdrawal of $11,000 from the Stabilization Reserve to fund a Community World Cafe public consultation session and a facilitator for the Town Hall meeting in 2017.

3. That Administration bring forward a plan for ongoing public involvement approach to business plan and budget development for Council's consideration and discussion at a Standing Committee of the Whole meeting at a date to be determined by Agenda Committee.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

The report outlines Administration's proposed approach to facilitating the public participation activities related to receiving public input into Council's strategic direction and the annual business planning and budget process for the 2018-2020 cycle.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

On February 6, 2017 Council passed the following motion:

AR-17-050:
That Administration bring to Council by March 20, 2017, a public consultation plan in accordance with City Council Policy C-CG-06, Strategic Framework for the purpose of resident input for future updates to Council's strategic direction.

Council Policy C-CG-06, Strategic Framework standard 2 d) states:

“Consultation with the community through various public engagement methods will provide input into Council’s Strategic Direction. These shall be determined and arranged in the first quarter of each year, to be held during the balance of the year.”

Council Policy C-FS-05 Budget and Taxation Guiding Principles, Standards 1 d) states:

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