You are invited to BudgetSpeak, a consultation focused on moving resident-identified priorities forward.
When: Oct. 13, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Jean Piggott Place, Ottawa City Hall
In preparation for both the 2015 and 2016 Budgets, City Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, Leiper, McKenney and Nussbaum hosted a series of consultations with residents to get a better sense of their priorities – and the funding options – for the municipal budget. The hundreds of residents who participated in these sessions consistently ranked transit affordability, provision of social services and safe mobility for all modes of travel as their top priorities.
With these priorities identified, this year’s consultation will focus on the “how” instead of the “what”. It will consist of short plenary presentations on all three issues, roundtable discussions and advice from residents to their councillors on what specific initiatives could usefully be considered for inclusion in our 2017 municipal budget deliberations at committee and council.