Council prepares priorities

Council prepares priorities Whitehorse city council is asking residents to help set its priorities for the next three years.

Whitehorse city council is asking residents to help set its priorities for the next three years.

Council has identified sustainability, business and tourism as tentative priorities for the next three years, said Mayor Dan Curtis. But these goals aren’t yet set in stone.

Next week, the city will hold meetings with representatives from businesses and non-profits to hear what they think the council’s priorities should be. Members of the public may attend these meetings.

“We’re looking for direction,” said Curtis. “Unfortunately, we don’t have all the answers, and all the information, and all the criteria that drives our city. So that’s why we depend a lot on the citizens of Whitehorse to show us what concerns them and what priorities they feel should be.”

“We’re looking to tap into that expertise and that knowledge and passion that so many have and try to help us guide the city into the prosperity and continued enjoyment of life for all of us,” he said.

Meetings will be held at the Westmark Inn on Monday, Jan. 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Council will present its plan at the High Country Inn on Wednesday from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.