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Chamber seeking feedback on the ‘burning issues’

If you’re planning on attending the forum next month, you may want to fill out a survey.

The Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce is hosting the All-Candidates Forum for the municipal election next month, at 5:30 p.m. on October 18. The event will be held in the Lloydminster Stockade, and with 21 candidates seeking the elected offices of the Border City, the forum will have a large slate to handle.

With that challenge in mind, the chamber has issued an online survey, in order to get feedback from city residents on what they see as the ‘burning issues’ of the election.

“Due to the large amount of candidates in the upcoming forward, we want to make sure that the community has the opportunity to hear from the candidates on really big issues,” said Serena Sjodin, the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce.

“We have developed the online survey to get some feedback from the community on what these issues are, and these burning issues are open for voting, and the highest-ranking issues would be presented first at the forum.”

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The survey allows those who take it to number different topics by their importance. The topics presented are the Community Hub project, the wastewater treatment plant, the transparency of the City of Lloydminster, Highway 17, public transit, and accountability of the municipal government’s spending practices. A field for ‘other’ is also listed.

“The burning issues were really developed from word of mouth, from being in the community. If you live in Lloydminster, you have heard these issues talked about, thousands of times, so they’re really quite obvious,” said Sjodin.

The survey has been running for the past few days, and will be online until October 13. The format of the forum itself is still under development by the chamber.

A link to the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPDGTCW

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