Town Invites Citizen Input on 2020 Budget

Ponoka citizens are being invited to give their input on the 2020 Town of Ponoka Budget. The Town has been holding a series of Budget Consultation Sessions this fall. 

The sessions feature information displays about the budget planning process and provide citizens with the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and offer input on the upcoming budget. 

The next Budget Consultation Sessions will be held on:

  • Monday, September 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ponoka Community Market in the old Library building (5110-48 Ave.)
  • Thursday, October 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. at a Coffee with Council event in the main floor lobby of the Ponoka Civic Building (5604 50 St.).

If you are unable to attend any of the Budget Consultation Sessions, we invite you to view the Budget information package below. You can also fill out the Citizen Feedback Form below (by Oct. 18, 2019) to share ideas and input that you would like Town Council to consider as it prepares to deliberate the 2020 Budget in November.

              2020 Budget Information Package

              Citizen Feedback Form

Statistically Representative Citizen Satisfaction Survey

As part of the annual public consultation and planning process for the 2020 Town Budget, the Town is gathering additional public input through a statistically representative Citizen Satisfaction Survey. 

The survey will gather input from a representative sample of Ponoka citizens to determine their views on topics such as the quality of life in the community, satisfaction levels with municipal services, and priorities that citizens that would like the Town to consider as it begins the 2020 budget deliberation and planning process.

The survey is an important part of the Town’s public consultation process on the 2020 Budget. It will be conducted by a professional research firm, Ipsos, that uses random telephone dialing along with a careful survey design process and methodology to achieve accurate and reliable results that represent the views of the community as a whole.

The telephone survey will begin in mid-September and continue for about two weeks. Ponoka citizens will be randomly selected to participate in the survey. Citizens who receive a phone from Ipsos are encouraged to participate in the survey to provide their input and add their voice to the Town’s decision-making processes.

Citizen input gathered through the Citizen Satisfaction Survey and at the Budget Consultation Sessions will be summarized and presented to Town Council for careful review and consideration as Council prepares to deliberate the annual Town Budget in November. 

Ponoka citizens are also invited to attend Town Council budget deliberation meetings beginning at 9 a.m. on November 20 and 21 in Town Council Chambers on the third floor of the Ponoka Civic Building.

Thank you for your input!