Technology will play a big role as Burlington residents provide input into their city's operating and capital budgets.
Those who opt to participate during an interactive session on Wednesday night at the Burlington Art Centre will use keypad polling devices to provide instant feedback to staff and council on their priorities.
At this point, Mayor Rick Goldring says residents are looking at a modest increase of about 4% to the city's portion of their tax bill.
He adds that the city faces more challenges to its operating budget than in previous years, including a commitment to the redevelopment of Joe Brant hospital.
Other pressures include the performing arts centre, library and the economic development corporation. The Mayor describes it as "a perfect storm".