With the biggest tax increase that Terrace has ever seen, city staff came ready to answer questions at the Terrace Sportsplex Jan. 16 regarding their 2020 budget proposal.
Instead, rows of empty chairs lined the banquet room as only one Terrace resident showed up to the city’s annual public budget consultation meeting.
“It’s very frustrating for us with the struggles that we have, trying to put a budget together knowing that there are so many needs and wants and you can’t address everything but then people in the community don’t show up,” says City of Terrace mayor Carol Leclerc.
“To me that says that they are either trusting the people that they elected or maybe they feel that their input wouldn’t be considered.”
Have you ever attended a public meeting held by the City of Terrace?