On February 15th-16th, 2017, City Council will be debating and determining the 2017 budget. In past years, I have held a budget consultation meeting but found that the turnout has been poor. In an attempt to get more residents involved and to receive more feedback from the community, I am rolling out a multimedia approach to the 2017 budget consultation process. I am encouraging residents to take part and share their feedback with me over the coming weeks. Please explore the 2017 Budget Overview and take part in the Ward 16 Budget Survey. In the next two weeks, I will be asking for your participation in a comprehensive phone poll and a telephone town hall. I would also encourage you to contact my office directly to discuss the budget and share your thoughts and concerns with me. Thank you for taking the time to get involved. I look forward to representing you at City Council during the 2017 budget deliberations.