How can I have my say about the budget?

You can have your say by :

·  learning more about the council’s plans for the coming year and then

·  making comment about any aspect of these plans

You can comment on any aspect of

·  the proposed tasks

·  or their timing,

·  or any aspect of the financial summaries.

How can I find out what’s in the council’s budget?

Orange City Council’s budget for the coming financial year is contained in a set of complex documents known as the Delivery Operation Plan 2017/18.

You can download the plan in three files from this site.

You’ll find :

·  an executive summary at the start, followed by

·  a list of strategic directions, objectives, strategies and tasks together with the timing of when they are to be delivered, and,

·  a section of financial summaries which outlines the proposed costs of key tasks.

(The first parts of the budget can be downloaded here and here in two sections on this YourSay site.

The second section of the budget is about money, the Financial Summaries )

As well as the ‘spending’ side of the ledger, you can comment on the council’s proposals to raise income.

Council sources income through rates paid by residents, or by charging a fee to provide a service.

You can download the proposed ‘Fees & Charges’ in the document library