Mayor Tanya Thorn is inviting Okotokians to discuss next year's budget.

She'll be hosting a live Q&A on Facebook this evening (Dec. 5).

The budget was passed in November and included a 4.5 percent property tax increase.

When the four-year budget was originally passed in 2021, a 2 per cent increase was expected for 2023.

Inflation and the rising cost of utilities were cited as major drivers behind that increase, and some service levels will also be boosted.

The discussion starts at 6:30 p.m., and the event page can be seen here.