Have your say in budget consultations

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road

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. Councillors will work together in groups, inviting residents from their wards to share budget comments and provide input on priorities and potential savings.

The session covering Capital Ward is planned for Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, with Councillors Riley Brockington (River Ward), David Chernushenko (Capital Ward), Jean Cloutier (Alta Vista Ward) and Diane Deans (Gloucester-Southgate Ward). Visit ottawa.ca for a full list of sessions throughout the city.

Suggestions and ideas arising from the consultations will be brought forward for consideration before City staff develops the draft budget, which will be tabled later this fall. To assist residents in preparing for these meetings, background information and budget resource materials are available at ottawa.ca.

Residents may also offer budget input by sending an email directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Learn more about the City’s budget process with the resources at ottawa.ca/citybudget.