You’re invited to have your say … with our easy-to-use interactive and educational online tool - Citizen Budget. Take a few minutes and tell us your priorities and preferences for the 2018 Budget, and on the City’s future investments plans. How do you want to see tax dollars spent in 2018? What service levels are most important to you?
Citizen Budget allows you to share your views and have your say, and also…
Importantly, the priorities and preferences that Saskatoon citizens share with us through this year’s Citizen Budget will be shared with City Council, Administration and the public prior to the start of 2018 Preliminary Corporate Business Plan & Budget deliberations this October. Learn more about the City’s annual budget process, view our recent budget video series.
Do you rent rather than own your property? You can still participate and have your say on the City’s service levels, and on your priorities for the 2018 Budget. Citizen Budget is pre-set with the value of $371,000 so you can just get started.
Step 2: Move the sliders to either increase or decrease spending in each service or program. You can leave the slider as is if you're fine with current service levels. As you move the sliders, the impacts of your choices will appear, allowing you to make an informed decision. As you make your choices, your property tax dollar amount will change in real time to show you the impact of your funding choices on your individual tax bill.
Step 3: Fill out the demographics questionnaire and hit Submit. You will be brought to your own dedicated results page, where you can compare your choices with the rest of the population.
Step 4: Share on social media!
Citizen Budget is an educational tool: it shows how building the City of Saskatoon’s annual budget requires balancing affordability for taxpayers with the delivery of City service levels residents expect. We look forward to hearing from you, it's important to us. Thank you for participating!
452 residents have already participated in this exercise. Have your say and share your response with friends!