We’d like to start some discussion threads focused on “What we want and what we believe?”
The premise is that there are some topics we should discuss as citizens of the Town of Aurora. These are questions about how we want our town to grow and how we want our tax dollars spent. How should the budget reflect what we want?
It’s one thing to say we want lower taxes, or value for our taxes, or even that we are willing to see our taxes increase if it benefits the community.
It’s another thing to say we want support for the most vulnerable in our society, or that we want wonderful infrastructure for community programming, or that we want to recognize our Aurora heritage. We might want to support youth programs or seniors programs because they help families in our Town live better lives.
On the other hand, who pays? How deep are the taxpayers’ pockets?
There are things we “want” and there are things we “believe”. If we discuss them, we can find the things we know will benefit our community. Then we can tell Council.
Let’s try an use this online channel to start a genuine debate and conversation.
So look below for subject headings for discussions already started — and some not yet been started. The highlighted topics already have discussions started and can be accessed simply by clicking on the link.
So click on a link and join the conversation. And please send in suggestions of other topics you don’t see here.