Welcome to Community Voice Brooks, where you can connect to your City online anytime to contribute your ideas and feedback on municipal projects and issues that matter to you.
Tell us the best ways for you to provide feedback to the City. We welcome your opinion.
The City of Brooks' Planning and Development Department, which also handles building permits and business licences, is undergoing a review to improve processes and reduce red tape. If you received a Development Permit or a Building Permit from the City of Brooks between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2020, we want to hear from you!
The City wants to learn how to involve youth in City matters. What do youth of Brooks like and care about and how can we reach them? If you attend school in the City of Brooks and are in grades 10 through 12, please take a moment to complete this survey!
If you meet the grade requirements, access and Complete the Youth Survey!
Did you know that the City of Brooks has a Welcoming and Inclusive Committee? Did you also know that the City of Brooks partners with various groups and organizes a number of events and initiatives?
We hope to get some insight about how we're welcoming and inclusive from a municipal government perspective, a personal perspective, and a community perspective. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey!
In an effort to help residents attain affordable housing, City Administration worked with a consultant to perform a housing study that assess current needs and created a strategy to accomplish this task. Council identified housing as a priority in the 2017 to 2021 Strategic Focus Areas and approved the study in the 2018 budget. A steering committee of various housing organizations was created to work with City staff and the consultant to achieve this goal.
View the results of the Affordable Housing Study (PDF).
City Council and staff once again invited residents and businesses to become engaged in the annual budget process through an online budget engagement tool, Citizen Budget. The interactive online platform provides feedback on budgetary spending and service levels to management and Council prior to the 2020 budget deliberations.
View the results of the Citizen Budget Survey (PDF).
The Brooks Region's economic development team partnered with Community Futures Entre-Corp and the Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce in completing a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) survey. In 2018, we focused specifically on the retail and food & beverage sector.
The first phase of the BRE survey focused on resident feedback and the second phase focused on business feedback. Our team collected 420 completed surveys from residents and 51 business surveys/interviews in the second phase. These interviews helped us identify, among other things, the business needs, concerns and opportunities in the region.
View the results of the BRE Survey (PDF).
The Government of Canada introduced legislation to make recreational cannabis legal. The Alberta provincial government has established regulations on who can own recreational cannabis retail stores, where they can be located, hours of operation, rules for staff, safety, as well as security requirements. While these regulations are province wide, municipalities will have flexibility on some measures so that they make sense for their community.
The City of Brooks requested the community’s feedback, along with the experiences of other jurisdictions to develop measures that work for our City. Engagement through a survey was open to all participants who were likely to be impacted, influenced, and have interest in the topic of the legalization of cannabis.
For more information, view the results of the Cannabis Legalization Survey (PDF).