City of Ottawa 2021 Budget – A Challenging Year Ahead

What services and infrastructure improvements do you want to see in Kanata North and the west end? Now is your opportunity to have your say as the city develops its budget for 2021.

Next year’s budget will be a challenging one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city is working on a budget that limits the property-tax increase to no more than three per cent – keeping Ottawa affordable, especially for those who have faced financial hardship because of the pandemic.

We are in unprecedented times and there are a lot of financial unknowns, meaning 2021 will be a lean year for Ottawa. Since the city will have fewer options for how to spend its money, your feedback will be especially important to make sure we’re investing our dollars where they’re needed most.

I’d like your input. Please consider taking a few minutes to complete this short survey to share your priorities.

On October 28th at 7p.m., I will be joining my colleagues Allan Hubley, Ottawa City Councillor for Kanata South, and Glen Gower, Ottawa City Councillor for Stittsville, to host a virtual Q&A session on next year’s budget. The City Treasurer will join us for this discussion.

Your feedback is valuable, and I look forward to working with our community to ensure our needs are reflected in the budget.

The draft budget will be tabled at City Council on Wednesday, November 4.

If you’re interested in learning more about the budget process, the city has a comprehensive list of resources and information available here. I’d also suggest watching this short video that explains the basics.