A consultation tour for residents to have a say in their city's future
Gatineau, October 2 2019. – Gatineau is inviting its residents to take part in the consultations aimed at developing the next strategic plan. Over the next few days, a consultation tour will touch down on the city's different sectors.
It should be noted that the purpose of this process is to equip Gatineau with an ambitious vision for its future, and determine how to achieve it. The strategic plan is an important planning tool for connecting municipal actions to the needs of residents.
That tour, labelled Tournée auprès des citoyens will give participants the chance to: - share their experience of living in Gatineau; - express their views about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Gatineau; and - guide the thinking about Gatineau's future.
For Gatineau residents, this will be their chance to be heard. Anyone interested in taking part should review the document entitled A Conversation About Gatineau's Future (English available upon request) and register for one of the consultation activities on Development of the strategic plan website : www.gatineau.ca/portail/default.…
The consultation tour will stop at the following locations:
- Gatineau sector Saturday, October 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf community centre 70 rue Moreau
- Buckingham and Masson-Angers sectors Monday, October 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Buckingham cultural and community centre 181 rue Joseph
- Aylmer sector Wednesday, October 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Ernest-Lattion community centre 30 rue Court
- Hull sector Saturday, October 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tétreau community centre 361 boulevard de Lucerne
A Conversation About Gatineau's Future breaks down the themes for discussion as follows: Gatineau, a city that is … - open, inclusive and unifying; - in motion; - resilient, flexible, quick to adapt; - committed to balanced and harmonious development; - endowed with responsible and participatory governance.
Development of the strategic plan began in 2019 and should wrap up in late 2020.
Additional consultation activities have also taken place or will soon be taking place, including: - a survey of 1,000 residents (July); - a consultation with seniors' representatives (September); - a consultation with the Commission jeunesse (September); - a consultation with the Table jeunesse de Gatineau (September); - a discussion table with representatives of organizations, institutions and businesses (October); - a breakfast meeting with business representatives (November).
The process and the strategic plan are being overseen by a steering committee comprised of: - Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin; - municipal councillors Renée Amyot, Maude Marquis-Bissonnette and Gilles Carpentier; and - resident Sylvie Daigle.
Municipal executives and a consultative committee consisting of departmental directors will also be actively involved in the work.
“Equipping Gatineau with a strategic vision, in consultation with residents and other municipal parties, is vital to the city's sensible development. 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,” indicated Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin.