Gatineau is inviting its residents to take part in the consultations meant to help develop its next strategic plan with a consultation tour touching on various issues that affect the city.
According to the City of Gatineau, the strategic plan is an important tool for connecting municipal actions to the needs of its residents; decide on the city’s future goals and how to achieve it.
"Equipping Gatineau with a strategic vision, in consultation with residents and other municipal parties, is vital to the city's sensible development," says Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, adding that, "In addition to determining the future priorities and guiding the steps towards achieving them, the strategic plan is a tool that ensures sound governance in a climate of transparency. The tour gives everyone the opportunity to comment on their experience and to share their ideas and opinions. I strongly encourage residents to get involved and to help build tomorrow's Gatineau."
The consultation tour, which starts Saturday October 5 will stop through Gatineau, Hull, Aylmer and Buckingham.
The tour, which is called Tournée auprès des citoyens, will give participants a chance to be heard in regards to various topics such as:
- share their experience of living in Gatineau
- express their views on the city’s challenges and opportunities
- make suggestions on how to improve its future
Consultation activities first started in July with the surveying of 1,000 residents, a consultation with the Commision jeunesse, Table jeunesse de Gatineau as well as seniors' representatives, in September. Future activities will include a discussion table with representatives of organizations, institutions and businesses later this month and a breakfast meeting with business representatives in November.
Development of the strategic plan is expected to wrap up in late 2020.