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.

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.

Community Champions create a lasting legacy by investing in our city

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Community Champions program officially launched today, providing businesses, community groups and public-spirited individuals with an opportunity to become community partners by sponsoring City programs, services and facilities.

“This new sponsorship program is a great way for our community leaders and entrepreneurs to get involved and give back to our city,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “It is also a win for Ottawa residents by reducing costs and helping to keep taxes under control.”

Mayor’s Remarks: Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa 25th Anniversary AGM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. 

It’s my pleasure to be here today at the Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa annual general meeting to talk directly with individuals who are actively taking an interest in civic affairs. 

I would like to thank Graeme Roderick, President of the FCA, for having me. 

And I want to take a moment to offer you all a very special congratulations on this your 25th Anniversary AGM.

Twenty-five years of collective service to our community is an achievement that you should all be very proud to attain.

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