The ServiceSJ Survey is now accessible online. ServiceSJ, the City’s public engagement process for citizens to determine their needs and wants for the City’s 2013 budget, began with workshops held earlier this week.
Residents who cannot attend the workshop now have several online options in order to weigh in. “We certainly encourage attendance and participation at the two remaining workshops, says Jacqueline Hamilton, Commissioner of Strategic Services for the City of Saint John. We’ve had a great response so far, and the workshops allow citizens to gain information about services, ask questions, and work collaboratively with their neighbours, councillors and staff. But we also want to provide as many options as possible for citizens to be engaged in the process.”
Workshop booklets are available online to read, print out and complete. An email is provided for questions and feedback. Or citizens may complete a survey online. The survey provides information on fourteen city services and asks respondents to provide feedback on their satisfaction with the current service levels and their opinion on the cost of the service.
Survey results and citizen feedback collected from the ServiceSJ process is intended for use by Common Council and staff during preparations for the 2013 budget as well as to guide Council priorities for its term and an overall review of core city services. The next two workshops are scheduled for Wards 3 on Wednesday, September 19 at the Saint John Boys and Girls Club and Ward 4 on Thursday, September 20 at Forest Hills Baptist Church. Workshops being at 6:00 PM.
Online materials can be found at www.saintjohn.ca/servicesj