City launches new website to engage residents

The City of Kamloops has launched a new website it is testing to engage with residents.

“From potholes to pools to playgrounds,” City of Kamloops communications manager Wendy Heshka said.

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The website, which can be found online at letstalk.kamloops.ca, will feature information related to city projects and allow public feedback.

"Not everyone can make evening meetings and not everyone has a few hours on the weekend," Heshka said.

Some topics include the upcoming civic election, the downtown plan and an interactive map that allows residents to tell the city what makes their neighbourhood unique. 

Coun. Dieter Dudy said the initiative is timely as social media continues to foster misinformation.

The cost to test the site is $6,000 through the company Engagement HQ, which also provides websites for Kelowna, Vernon and other communities.

The city will review the service this fall.

Full adoption would cost $19,000 per year.

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