Public consultation : Gatineau’s prepares new municipal strategic plan
Wanting to build for a better, brighter future, the city of Gatineau is preparing the its new municipal strategic plan and is calling on the population’s help to put it in place. In a press release issued on February 16, the city explained that the second phase of the plan’s elaboration will include a public consultation for local residents, organizations, and municipal employees and will focus on strategic choices.
Until March 10, locals are encouraged to participate to the consultation virtually via a citizen participation platform featured on the municipal strategic plan’s designated web page. It noted that the event will involve discussions between small groups of randomly selected participants.
Throughout the consultation process, participants will be able to provide comments regarding the strategic plan’s propositions, indicate their priorities regarding the plan’s vision, its mandate and its strategies, and submit essays about its propositions to the city until March 5.
Taking place virtually on March 10, people are invited to particpate to the city’s Rendez-vous strategique – noting that those interested can register via the following link - https://www.gatineau.ca/portail/default.aspx?p=guichet_municipal/participation_citoyenne/consultations_publiques/consultations_publiques_2019/plan_strategique&requete=plan%20strat%C3%A9g&ref=haut-de-page.
It stated that residents, organizations and community partners can verbally present their essays at 1 :30 pm, and that participants can address the content in the consultation documents and dive deeper in the discussion about the municipal strategic plan during an online workshop at 6:30 pm. Noting that plan’s elaboration process started with an initial diagnostic in 2019 - phase one - it stated that the wealth of comments received at the time provided the tools needed for the city to create a consultation document for phase two. It added that the document comprises of a preliminary version of the new plan, featuring an update on the previous diagnostic and strategic issues, explanations of the city’s vision and preliminary missions, as well as strategic propositions.
Emphasizing the importance of elaborating Gatineau’s municipal strategic plan with the best results to achieve its aspirations of the future, Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said he’s hopeful that the population participates in to the consultation in droves. “With everyone’s ideas, we can work to build a city that resembles us,” Pedneaud-Jobin said in the press release.
More information about the consultation is available on the city’s website, noting that people with questions are invited to contact the city via email@example.com