South Ottawa residents get their opportunity to give city budget advice

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Ottawa Community News

Have some ideas on how the city should spend your tax dollars?

Residents in wards across the municipality will have several chances over the coming weeks to participate in pre-budget consultations, as well as submit comments and input on priorities and potential savings by email before the draft 2016 city budget is tabled later this fall.

Budget feedback from residents was first sought during Mayor Jim Watson’s telephone town hall in June as well as by email at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..

For additional details on the city’s budget process, visit

To prepare for the upcoming meetings, residents can access background information and budget resource materials at


In south Ottawa, River Coun. Riley Brockington, Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, Alta Vista Coun. Jean Cloutier and Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans will be at Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd., on Oct. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Findlay Creek and Riverside South residents have their opportunity to provide budget feedback to Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Michael Qaqish on Sept. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Building, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick. Councillors George Darouze (Osgoode Ward) and Scott Moffatt (Rideau-Goulbourn Ward) will also be at the meeting.