Alberni budget meetings begin

The City of Port Alberni is kicking off their public budget process next week.

With a proposed six per cent residential property tax hike on the horizon for 2016, the City of Port Alberni is kicking off their public budget process next week.

Presenting on Jan. 18 are engineering, public works and BC Transit at 2 p.m. and the RCMP at 6 p.m.

Presenting on Jan. 19 are administration and finance at 10 a.m. and the SPCA and chamber of commerce at 2 p.m.

Presenting on Jan. 20 are planning and economic development at 10 a.m., the fire department at 2 p.m. and community services at 6 p.m. All sessions are at city hall.

The city will also provide an overview and public input budget session on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Echo Centre.

Visit www.albernivalleynews.com for updates as the budget presentations proceed.