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Councillors to consult with residents in advance of Budget 2016

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 and the budget2016@ottawa.ca email address.


Starting with a session on Saturday, September 19, 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 the Mayor and City staff develop 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 are invited to contribute to the conversation at one of these consultations: ** Saturday, September 19 ** 10 a.m. to noon ** ** Nepean Sportsplex, Hall A, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue ** ** Councillors Rick Chiarelli (College Ward), Keith Egli (Knoxdale-Merivale Ward), Jan Harder (Barrhaven Ward) and Mark Taylor (Bay Ward) ** Saturday, September 26 ** 10 a.m. to noon ** ** Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre, Community Kiosk ** ** Councillors Stephen Blais (Cumberland Ward), Jody Mitic (Innes Ward), Bob Monette (Orléans Ward) and Tim Tierney (Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward) ** Tuesday, September 29 ** 7 to 9 p.m. ** ** John G Mlacak Centre, Halls C & D, 2500 Campeau Drive ** ** Councillors Shad Qadri (Stittsville Ward) and Marianne Wilkinson (Kanata-North Ward) ** Tuesday, September 29 ** 7 to 9 p.m. ** ** Kinburn Client Service Centre, 5670 Carp Road ** ** Councillor Eli El-Chantiry (West Carleton-March Ward) ** Wednesday, September 30 ** 7 to 9 p.m. ** ** Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Building, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick ** ** Councillors George Darouze (Osgoode Ward), Scott Moffatt (Rideau-Goulbourn Ward) and Michael Qaqish (Gloucester-South Nepean Ward) ** Tuesday, October 6 ** 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ** ** Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road ** ** Councillors Riley Brockington (River Ward), David Chernushenko (Capital Ward), Jean Cloutier (Alta Vista Ward) and Diane Deans (Gloucester-Southgate Ward) ** Wednesday, October 7 ** 6 to 8 p.m. ** ** St. Laurent Complex, 525 Coté Street ** ** Councillors Mathieu Fleury (Rideau-Vanier Ward) and Tobi Nussbaum (Rideau-Rockliffe Ward) ** Thursday, October 8 ** 6 to 8 p.m.

Makerspace North, Bay 216, 250 City Centre Avenue

Councillors Jeff Leiper (Kitchissippi Ward) and Catherine McKenney (Somerset Ward)


In addition, Councillor Allan Hubley (Kanata South Ward) will host a budget consultation page on his website where residents can leave comments.


Residents may also offer budget input by sending an email directly to budget2016@ottawa.ca . Learn more about the City’s budget process with the resources at ottawa.ca/citybudget .