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Big response to Rossland budget outreach

The mayor of Rossland says she’s thrilled with the public response to their financial plans outreach.

Kathy Moore says 307 people responded to a recent online survey. Normally they get less than a handful of people to public meeting on budget planning.

The survey asked residents to ponder two hypothetical tax increases of 2% and 5%.

She says an initial highlight from the survey is the vast majority of residents see tax increases as manageable and necessary.

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Rossland faces a major budget shortfall this year as it  needs to invest much more in their infrastructure deficit.

The huge amount of survey comments will be distilled by local online company Thoughtexchange and presented at a public meeting March 22nd.

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