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City budget talks this week

Parksville wants to get more input into their annual budget process

With the difficult realities of modern budgeting in mind, Parksville council is continuing its budget deliberations, with two more public meetings scheduled.

The city encourages residents to attend the meetings on March 28 and April 3 to learn about and have input into the city’s 2012 budget.

The first two meetings in February and early March included presentations from the various departments, which are now on the city’s website at in Financial Reports under the Quicklinks on the right.

There is other valuable information, including the current draft of the budget and a useful graph of the budget service levels.

If you are unable to attend, e-mailed questions and comments are welcome at

The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 and Tuesday, April 3 in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre Forum where council meetings are usually held at 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville.