The city has prepared an online budget simulator so residents can provide input on the operating and capital budgets. The city will be doing other things to gather information and gauge the priorities of the community; this is just another tool.
But it's kind of cool and once they get the bugs ironed out, the program will be able to provide a lot of information to city staff as they prepare the draft budget and to councillors as they consider what to approve or not.
You can find out about it here.
Councillors learned about the simulator at a budget workshop last week.
Budget deliberations officially begin Oct. 21 with a final decision to be made Dec. 9 or 10. Public delegation evenings are also listed in the release.