I invite residents to join me and four of my colleagues representing urban wards for BudgetSpeak, a session focused on moving resident-identified priorities forward.
When: Oct. 17, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall
In preparation for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Budgets, I co-hosted a series of sessions with residents to get a better sense of their priorities – and the funding options – for the municipal budget. Following a similar format to last years’ event, this session will consist of short plenary presentations with opportunities to provide input on four themes:
- Winter walkability and accessibility
- Arts, culture and music
- Social services and housing
- Reducing our carbon footprint
With these priorities identified, this year’s session will consist of short plenary presentations on all three issues, followed by 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.
Please RSVP here.