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City wraps up budget public participation <p>The City’s draft Budget for the 2022/23 financial year focuses on Doing More for safety, services and jobs.</p><p>From 1 April to 3 May 2022, the City hosted 24 public meetings across the city to present the draft 2022/23 budget to members of the public. The City has also improved on the way it engages with residents to reduce risk and prevent the spread of Covid-19. In addition to communicating on the draft Budget via social media, telephone, WhatsApp, through mailers, media releases, paid-for communication, infographics, briefing sessions, and the City’s website, a number of in-person and hybrid engagements at Subcouncil level and other forums were undertaken.</p><p>‘All public input is considered and responded to and the response process is currently under way. </p><p>‘We are pleased with the comments and feedback we have received over this period and we thank residents for taking the time to provide us with their inputs. Our draft Doing More Budget proposes to do more to improve the lives of our residents. Our rates and tariff remains among the lowest in the country.</p><p>‘The City’s final Budget is expected to go to Council later in May for adoption. The City’s new financial year starts on 1 July 2022. It will again be all hands on deck to make sure service delivery is enhanced and that we do more for the people of Cape Town, now and into the future. We thank all residents for their continued support,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Councillor Siseko Mbandezi. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong><strong></strong></p>2022-05-09T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#191b1b12-4267-46d3-a6e7-02be3df25e7a;L0|#0191b1b12-4267-46d3-a6e7-02be3df25e7a|budget;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#c5e60ff7-df8e-4541-8068-1c874082b09d;L0|#0c5e60ff7-df8e-4541-8068-1c874082b09d|Job creation;GP0|#54023efe-5443-41f4-98c9-065296a7c3d7;L0|#054023efe-5443-41f4-98c9-065296a7c3d7|service delivery10

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