“Every year the city surveys our citizens to find out what their thoughts are, what their priorities are for how we should be allocating dollars towards our largest capital needs,” said Anthony Wiilson, public information officer for the City of San Angelo.
It's a chance at having your voice heard. The capital improvement plan is a makeup of projects that the city wishes to see done but wants to make sure residents feel the same way.
“Typically that includes streets, water projects and it includes park projects and a whole lot of other things,” said Wilson.
Wilson says the city looks at the surveys submitted as it begins to prepare the budget for where your tax dollars should go the coming year.
“There's also a botanical garden and a splash pad and those seem to be things that have caught the public’s fancy,” said Wilson.
He says there is no deadline to give your input, but to be most effective he recommends residents take the survey by Jan. 29th.
“There are a lot of improvements to both the water treatment plant which is nearing 100 years old, and the waste water treatment plant,” said Wilson.
Right now there may not be funding for the projects on the public input list but the survey serves as a guide for what city council will be looking to invest in.