Have Your Say: 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations

For immediate release:
August 24, 2017 

Have Your Say: 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations 

Ottawa – Ottawa residents will have several opportunities in September and October to take part in pre-budget consultations, as part of the City of Ottawa’s 2018 budget development process.

Starting on Tuesday, September 12, City Councillors will be hosting sessions with residents from their wards to share their comments for the 2018 budget, including suggested priorities and potential areas for savings. 

To assist residents in preparing for these meetings, background information and budget resource materials are available at ottawa.ca. 

Residents can also use the Citizen Budget tool to provide feedback on City services, and to understand how property tax dollars are spent. With this innovative and easy to use tool, you can see how changes in spending would affect your tax bill. 

Residents are invited to join to the conversation at one of these consultations: 


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Councillor Eli El-Chantiry (West Carleton-March)

Kinburn Community Centre

3045 Kinburn Side Road 

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Councillors Diane Deans (Gloucester-Southgate), Riley Brockington (River), David Chernushenko

(Capital), and Jean Cloutier (Alta Vista)

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre (Ellwood Hall)

1265 Walkley Road

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Councillors Keith Egli (Knoxdale-Merivale), Michael Qaqish (Gloucester-South Nepean), and

Mark Taylor (Bay)

Nepean Sportsplex Hall C & D

1701 Woodroffe Avenue

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

New pre-budget consultation dates will be added in the coming weeks. Please check the online Public Engagement Event calendar for updates.


Residents may also offer budget input by sending an email directly to budget@ottawa.ca (link sends email), by contacting their City Councillor or by tweeting @ottawacity using the hashtag #ottbudget. 

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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