Hold the date for public consultation!
New year means new City budget. On Thursday February 16th at 7pm, I am co-hosting a joint ward draft budget meeting with my colleagues Councillor Laine Johnson and Councillor Sean Devine in the Chambers at Ben Franklin Place. To ensure participation and accessibility this meeting will be held in a hybrid format for those who are unable to attend in person. I will be sending out more details on where to sign up and how to participate as we get closer to the date.
It’s your city and your budget, so we want to hear from you! Your feedback helps inform the City’s budget priorities and contributes to decisions about investments in services that you want and need. Using can also use the online tool to ask questions or share ideas about the budget.
During the budget process, members of the community can provide input by asking questions, communicating with the Mayor and Council, and completing surveys.
The draft budget presentation is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Each standing committee or board will review the budget of specific service areas that reports to them. These meeting dates are published on Ottawa.ca. At the meetings, there is an opportunity for community delegations to register and make a brief presentation to the Standing Committee. On Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Council will approve the 2023 budget.
How the City Budget Works
The City of Ottawa has developed an informative video on how the City budget works. This can be found here.