There is a new way for Chilliwack residents to communicate with city hall about important projects and issues.
Engage Chilliwack is a new online engagement tool launched Nov. 18 by City of Chilliwack.
“Through this portal, residents can share opinions, ideas, and give feedback on city issues and projects that matter to them,” according to a press release.
The pandemic has changed the way citizens offer feedback, and now this new online portal will become the central focus.
“In the past, we’ve gathered in meeting rooms, at City Hall, in parks, and neighbourhoods,” said Mayor Ken Popove. “Our community is diverse, and so are the ways you will be able to share your input with us.”
Given the limits on the numbers that can gather safely, the city will collect feedback on specific projects using different tools on Engage Chilliwack, such as surveys, FAQ pages, and message boards.
Project leads will be clearly identified for each project so residents can easily reach the city staff person overseeing a specific project.
“Providing opportunities to hear from residents to create a connected community is a council objective,” said Popove.
Phone calls and emails are still encouraged for residents who want to use them. Engage Chilliwack offers a streamlined experience. Initial projects for residents to weigh in on and learn about include: last summer’s responsible alcohol consumption in city parks pilot project, the future Rosedale skate park, and the upcoming Teskey-Jinkerson connector road.
Visit engagechilliwack.com to check out the platform and sign up.
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