Council invites Squamish residents to connect over coffee and conversation at multiple engagement events

Council will be popping up at various locations next week to connect with residents throughout the community. Council is hosting a Council Coffee Crawl (Wednesday, January 15, multiple times and locations) and a Budget Open House (Thursday, January 16, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at The Ledge Community Coffee House) for residents to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed 2020 Budget and important projects currently underway at the District of Squamish.

“We value face-to-face conversations with community members to hear questions, different perspectives, concerns and ideas, and also to provide context and insights into some of the key decisions being made,” says District of Squamish Mayor Karen Elliott. “We hope to connect with residents, from our youth to our seniors, and local business owners on budget areas and projects that matter to you.”

Event Schedule:

Wednesday, January 15

Council Coffee Crawl
Join members of Council as they pair up for coffee and community conversation at these locations and times:

  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Caffé Garibaldi, Squamish Adventure Centre
  • 12 to 1 p.m. – Quest University Canada, The Atrium
  • 4 to 5 p.m. – Brennan Park Recreation Centre, Main Lobby

 

Thursday, January 16

2020 Budget Open House
4:30 to 7 p.m. – The Ledge Community Coffee House, 38055 Cleveland Avenue

Drop-in to connect with Council and senior staff, ask questions and share ideas on the 2020 Budget, these projects and more:

  • Xwu’nekw Park and Siyich'em Reserve/ Eagle Viewing diking projects that will have substantial impacts on Downtown Squamish and Brackendale
  • How to reduce your solid waste impact, including organics diversion and the new Single-Use Items bylaw
  • Electric vehicle fleet options and related charging infrastructure

Light refreshments will be served; childcare will be provided.

For more information about current projects in our community, visit squamish.ca/projects-and-initiatives.

To explore the proposed budget using our interactive online tool, visit squamish.ca/budget.

 

 

January 10, 2020

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