Ottawa residents will have several opportunities in the coming weeks to take part in pre-budget consultations in advance of the City of Ottawa Budget 2016. These opportunities are in addition to Mayor Jim Watson’s telephone town, hall held in June.
City Councillors will work together in groups, inviting residents from their wards to share budget comments and provide input on priorities and potential savings.
Suggestions and ideas arising from these consultations will be brought forward for consideration before City staff develops the draft budget, which will be tabled later this fall.
I along with my west end Councillor colleague Marianne Wilkinson (Kanata-North Ward) are holding a joint consultation for our wards on Tuesday, September 29 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the John G Mlacak Centre, Halls C & D, 2500 Campeau Drive.
To assist our residents in preparing for the meeting we invite you to visit ottawa.ca for background information and budget resource materials. I also welcome you to send me your comments and input regarding the draft budget in an email email@example.com