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Category: Finances

Mayor Watson to conduct budget consultation outreach sessions at local shopping centres

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today that he will hold six “Mayor’s Budget Outreach” consultation sessions at shopping centres in all areas of the city in advance of the creation of Budget 2014. During every budget process, Mayor Watson welcomes suggestions from residents on how the City can make the best use of tax dollars. Residents will also be able to submit their ideas through an online chat, email and Twitter. “I hope that…
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Council approves 2014 budget process

City Council today approved the 2014 proposed budget process and timetable to develop draft operating and capital budgets for the City of Ottawa. “This approved process and timetable is a roadmap to help us meet our budget targets while ensuring an informed and transparent process that will engage citizens and be respectful of their dollars,” said Mayor Jim Watson. The 2014 budget process will commence immediately with on-line and social media consultation opportunities for residents…
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Budget 2013 approved with the lowest tax change in six years

Ottawa – City Council has approved a budget for 2013 that delivers the lowest tax change in six years – 2.09 per cent – while at the same time continuing to invest in the municipal services and infrastructure that matter most to residents. “This budget addresses the needs of residents and businesses by investing in areas that will enhance existing City services, while maintaining the City’s prudent approach to our long range finances,” said Mayor…
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Budget 2013 continues progress, delivers lowest percentage change in six years

Ottawa – Today City Council tabled Budget 2013, which controls costs, finds efficiencies, and makes important investments in infrastructure and services. Budget 2013 proposes a 2.09 per cent tax rate, which is the lowest in six years, and well below the 2.5 per cent cap committed to by City Council. “Budget 2013 reflects the priorities of Ottawa families and businesses by investing in the programs they depend on, while delivering services more efficiently,” said Mayor Jim…
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Mayor’s 2013 Budget Address

[CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY]   Introduction   Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of our election in 2010.   Today, as we table our third budget, I want to start by thanking you for the incredible effort that each of you contributes to making Ottawa a great place to live, work and raise a family.   Your input – each and every day – is an integral part of the annual budget creation effort.   Your feedback…
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