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Category: Budget

Council approves 2017 Budget – improving core services and maintaining two per cent tax commitment

Today, City Council approved the 2017 Budget, focussing on strengthening core municipal services and long-term affordability. The budget maintains Council’s commitment to limiting the property tax increase to two percent. The budget also places emphasis on supporting core community priorities such as social infrastructure, safety, the environment, support for the arts and efforts to promote economic growth. Substantial investments are also made in active transportation, improved transit services, and programs that support our most vulnerable…
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Budget 2017 Speech

Budget 2017- An affordable and caring City   Last June, Council directed that I work with our new City Manager, Steve Kanellakos, to deliver a budget that keeps the City on a path of fiscal prudence. I am pleased to report that we are bringing forward a balanced budget for  2017  – while also setting the table for a balanced budget in 2018. We have listened to residents through the budget consultation process and we…
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Building a Caring and Affordable City

Ottawa – Earlier today, City Council tabled a balanced budget. Draft Budget 2017 is affordable, fiscally responsible and has a balanced plan to ensure the City operates within its means.  Draft Budget 2017 focuses on strengthening core municipal services to residents with a continued commitment to long-term affordability. The draft budget introduces the new EquiPass to support residents living below the low-income cut off and includes a 50 per cent discount from the cost of…
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Budget 2016

2016 promises to be a big year in our city and before embarking on a year of important work to build a better Ottawa, I wanted to take a look back on the year we have just left behind. October of 2015 brought with it Council’s one year anniversary since our election as well as the 5 year anniversary since my election as Mayor in 2010. Your continued support remains an honour which I never…
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City Council approves 2015 budget

Ottawa – City Council today approved the 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets, limiting the total residential property tax increase to 2 per cent, while moving ahead with significant city-building projects such as Light Rail Transit, Arts Court, and the Bayview Innovation Centre. “This budget was designed to ensure Ottawa maintains momentum on the major initiatives already well underway across the region that are helping to enhance our reputation as a progressive, thriving and growing city,”…
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