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Premier Wynne to
be guest speaker at Mayor's
Each month I
host the Mayor's Breakfast Series which is produced by the Ottawa Chamber
of Commerce & the Ottawa Business Journal.Please join me:
Friday, October 14, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Ottawa City Hall With Guest
Premier Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's 25th Premier Registration
required. Click here to purchase tickets.
How your City
As we prepare for
the nation’s excitement and attention to fall upon Ottawa as the centre of
celebrations for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, it is easy to
forget the complexities and fiscal discipline required to build an
affordable, caring, sustainable, and prosperous city.
One of our guiding principles as a Council this past year is to find the
balance between being prudent and transparent with taxpayer dollars in the
present while making the necessary investments to ensure our city’s
In order to shed light on the budget process and how these decisions impact
your individual property taxes, the City of Ottawa has developed new and
innovative tools available in the Understanding Your City Budget section of Ottawa.ca and includes:
How your City
Budget Works:A four-minute video that uses plain language and easy-to-
understand graphics that describe the development of the City budget.
in the Budget Process - The City of Ottawa’s Budget Process Made Simple:A printable
info-graphic that describes the budget and consultation process and
highlights when and how residents can have their say.
Planning Tool - Citizen Budget Consultation:This online
tool provides you with the opportunity to play the role of politician or
administrator and determine what areas of City services and programs
require increases, decreases or status quo funding, and gives you the
opportunity to provide comments. To show the impact of your decisions, the
tool will also show how your changes will affect the budget rate and your
individual property taxes.
These budget tools will help you better understand how your tax dollars are
spent. It’s also an opportunity to express your views on how property tax
dollars will be used and to take part in the decisions City staff and Council
are faced with when developing and approving the annual budget.
The 2017 simulated budget exercise is a pilot project. Although the
feedback received will not directly inform the creation of the proposed
budget, your feedback will be consolidated in a report and provided to
Council during the budget process. The tool will remain live until the
budget is tabled on November 9th, 2016.
To ensure your opinions are heard, I encourage you to attend a public
consultation that will be take place from mid-September to mid-October. For
a schedule of public consultations or online consultation tools, visit
Ottawa.ca to have your say in Budget 2017.