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Budget 2018 Consultations

Oct 07, 2017

DVBIA members are encouraged to participate in the City's 2018 Budget consultation process. Your input will influence decisions about how tax dollars are spent on services that support businesses in Vancouver.

Take an online survey right now until October 13 to share your views on the following budget items:

  • Public safety
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Cleanliness
  • Economic development
  • Permits, inspections and enforcement
  • Property taxes and rent
  • Satisfaction with city services for businesses
  • Budget balancing options (property taxes vs. fees) 

Members have told us that city priorities should focus on public safety, cleanliness and business support, with specific attention to:

  • Police services that provide support in the areas of community engagement and crime prevention.
  • Enhanced focus on keeping streets, sidewalks, and green spaces safe and clean.
  • Streamlined permitting and increased staff resources to expedite the approvals process. 

Your feedback will help inform the City’s strategic goals and can help direct spending towards the priorities and services that you want and need.

Take the survey today.

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