The City of Ottawa is gearing up for an important process that directly impacts our community – the development of the 2024 budget. Your feedback, ideas, and insights play a crucial role in shaping how resources are allocated to improve the services our city provides. In this blog, we’ll explore various ways you can get involved in the City of Ottawa’s budgeting process and make your voice heard.
Fall Budget Consultations
Each fall, the City seeks Council approval of its budget directions, setting the recommended municipal tax rate and consultation approach. Here’s how you can participate:
The City of Ottawa has launched a brief, online survey specifically designed to gather your input for the 2024 budget. This survey is a fantastic opportunity to provide detailed feedback on various aspects of the budget, from services to infrastructure. Your input will directly impact decisions that affect all of us.
The survey is open until October 27, so don’t miss your chance to make a difference:
City of Ottawa Budget Survey
Your City Councillor is your direct link to city governance. They are here to listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns regarding the budget and other city matters. Councillors will be hosting public consultations in October and November 2023 across different wards. These meetings can be attended either in person or virtually, making it convenient for everyone.
Keep an eye on Engage Ottawa for exact dates and times, or watch for announcements from your councillors on ottawa.ca and social media.
Not sure which ward you live in or who your City Councillor is? Click here to find your ward and Councillor.
You can share your feedback year-round. Let’s take a look at some of these opportunities:
You don’t have to wait for budget season to reach out to your city councillor. They are available year-round to listen to your feedback and discuss your ideas and concerns. Here’s how you can easily contact them:
- Click here to find your ward and City Councillor by entering your full street address.
- Call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).
- Engage with the City of Ottawa on social media using the hashtag #OttBudget
Stay connected with the City of Ottawa on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #OttBudget. Social media is a powerful platform to voice your opinions and engage in discussions about the budgeting process.
Whether you participate in the online survey, attend public consultations, or reach out to your councillor – your involvement is essential in shaping the future of our community.