As part of the Let’s Connect Budget 2016 process, the Office of Community Engagement held four successful Pop-Ups throughout Brampton in September and October. These Pop-Ups provided a convenient way for the public to give feedback on the budget by responding to our survey. The Pop-Ups also helped increase local government awareness about City services, and future community engagement opportunities.
At the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market, Flower City Seniors Centre, and Garden Square, we conducted on-site polling about residents’ opinions about the budget, and had excellent conversations with a diverse group of residents about their concerns.
Several hundred people stopped by to chat with us, and more than 200 responded to our survey about City services. Here’s what you had to say:
“What City services matter most to you and your family?”
“What’s most important for the City’s future?” “How would you prefer the City to fund enhanced services?”
At our Pop-Ups, we also provided fun activities for kids, learning about the their favourite thing about living in Brampton.
At all of these events, we gathered data that can help Council inform their decisions about Budget 2016 and beyond. We are encouraged by the positive feedback and energy we received from residents, and look forward to passing your feedback along to Council.