Ottawa budget 2024: Here is when councillors will host public consultations


Ward councillors will hosting public meetings this month and next to discuss the 2024 budget.


City council voted to direct staff to draft the budget with a maximum 2.5 per cent property tax increase, which would add $105 to the average urban property tax bill next year. The budget directions also include a 2.5 per cent transit fare hike and 2.5 per cent increases to the police and transit levies.


The budget directions were not unanimously approved, with some councillors arguing that restricting tax increases to 2.5 per cent will underfund services in the city. Mayor Mark Sutcliffe campaigned on a platform of keeping tax increases capped at 2.5 per cent in 2023 and 2024.


The 2024 draft budget will be tabled Nov. 8. Commitees and boards will meet from Nov. 14 to Dec. 5 to approve their respective budgets and then council will vote on the full 2024 budget on Dec. 6.


More details on how to get involved in the 2024 budget consultation process can be found on the city of Ottawa’s website.


Here is when ward councillors will be hosting public meetings on the budget:


Oct. 18


Ward 14, Ward 15 and Ward 17


Virtual


7:00 p.m.


Ward 14: Councillor Ariel Troster


Ward 15: Councillor Jeff Leiper


Ward 17: Councillor Shawn Menard


Oct. 19


Ward 5


West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd.


6:30 p.m.


Ward 5 : Councillor Clarke Kelly


Oct. 23


Ward 7, Ward 8 and Ward 9


7:00 p.m.


Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber room, 101 Centrepointe Dr.


Register for in-person or virtual attendance


Ward 7: Councillor Theresa Kavanagh


Ward 8: Councillor Laine Johnson


Ward 9: Councillor Sean Devine


Oct. 30 


Ward 13


6:30 p.m.


Register in advance for virtual meeting


Ward 13: Councillor Rawlson King


Nov. 1 


2024 Equity Budget Consultation


6:30 p.m.


Ottawa Black Business Alliance, HUB 235, 235 Montreal Rd.


Councillor Rawlson King


Ottawa’s Black, Indigenous and racialized communities are invited to join Councillor Rawlson King and City staff for a hybrid equity budget consultation on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Attend in person at the Ottawa Black Business Alliance, HUB 235 at 235 Montreal Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Appetizers and light refreshments will be available. Advance registration is required. Please register to attend in person by emailing [email protected] or calling 613-580-2483. The consultation will also be virtual. Please register to receive the Zoom meeting link.


Nov. 14 


Ward 10, Ward 16, Ward 17 and Ward 18


6:30 p.m.


Jim Durrel Recreation Centre, Ellwood Hall, 1265 Walkley Rd.


Please email [email protected] to RSVP


Ward 10: Councillor Jessica Bradley


Ward 16: Councillor Riley Brockington


Ward 17: Councillor Shawn Menard


Ward 18: Councillor Marty Carr


Nov. 18 


Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 11 and Ward 19


12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Ray Friel Recreation Complex, Fallingbrook Hall, 1585 Tenth Line Rd.


Ward 1: Councillor Matthew Luloff


Ward 2: Councillor Laura Dudas


Ward 11: Councillor Tim Tierney


Ward 19: Councillor Catherine Kitts


Nov. 20 


Ward 3, Ward 21, Ward 22 and Ward 24


6:30 p.m.


Virtual


Ward 3: Councillor David Hill


Ward 21: Councillor David Brown


Ward 22: Councillor Steve Desroches


Ward 24: Councillor Wilson Lo


Nov. 21 


Ward 6


7:00 p.m.


Virtual Registration


Ward 6: Councillor Glen Gower


Nov. 21 


Ward 12


7 p.m.


Virtual


Ward 12: Councillor Plante


Nov. 22


Ward 1, Ward 19, Ward 20 and Ward 21


7:00 p.m.


Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber room, 101 Centrepointe Dr.


Virtual Registration


Ward 1: Councillor Matthew Luloff


Ward 19: Councillor Catherine Kitts


Ward 20: Councillor George Darouze


Ward 21: Councillor David Brown


Nov. 23


Ward 4 and Ward 23


7:00 p.m.


John G Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr.


Virtual – Link to be confirmed


Ward 4: Councillor Cathy Curry


Ward 23: Councillor Allan Hubley 

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