Monday, March 28, 2011

Calgary Business Plan & Budget App Launched

***This App is now available for Android and Blackberry phones.

The City of Calgary is launching a new iPhone app to help citizens stay informed of, and provide input for the upcoming budget cycle.

The City’s 2012-2014 business plan and budget coordination process is being called Our City. Our Budget. Our Future. and is an opportunity for Calgarians to participate by providing input to help set priorities, review services and help direct the spending of public dollars.

“This mobile app will connect you directly to the social media, discussion boards, and other information about the budget process,” says Whitney Smithers, manager of the budget planning process.

People can download the Calgary Business Plan & Budget app for free from iTunes. Once downloaded
users can complete surveys, fill-in questionnaires, rate City services that are important to them and propose priorities for budget spending.

“This will allow participants to take part in this public engagement process any time, anywhere,” says Smithers.

The Calgary Business Plan & Budget app can be downloaded for free from iTunes. For more information, please visit

A BlackBerry and Android version will be available soon.

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