Two-day budget consultation session to be held at council chambers

March 10, 2013

SYDNEY, NS – Community stakeholder groups are invited to a special two-day budget consultation to be held in Council Chambers at the Civic Centre, 320 Esplanade, on March 18 and 19. Mayor Cecil Clarke, CBRM councillors and Interim CAO Marie Walsh will be in attendance.

The public budget consultation meetings are part of the CBRM's Reorganization Plan for Positive Change.


Each group interested in presenting will be allotted 10 to 15 minutes. The meetings will take place from 10 am to 4 pm. All interested organizations are asked to contact the CBRM Clerk's office by noon on Thursday, March 14 with contact information of the presenter and a brief description of their presentation topic. The Clerk's office can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by phone at 563-5010 or in person at Suite 403, Civic Centre. The Clerk's Office will create a schedule and contact presenters with their time slot.

Mayor Cecil Clarke says he is looking forward to hearing from presenters about their priorities and discussing how, as a municipality, we can "do more with what we have".

"As a municipality we must focus our priorities for tax dollars and consider how those priorities create jobs or develop our economy," said Clarke. "The goal is to accomplish more with the resources we have."

The 12 district meetings wrapped up Thursday night in Glace Bay. Over 250 area residents participated in the budget meetings across the municipality.