By Josh Pringle, CTV News Ottawa, October 18, 2020
OTTAWA -- As city staff work on drafting the 2021 City of Ottawa budget, you can provide input on how your tax dollars should be spent next year.
Councillors are hosting virtual budget consultations over the next two weeks, and you can also provide budget input online through Engage Ottawa. The multi-ward sessions will allow residents to share budget comments and provide input on priorities and potential savings.
Council voted to cap the 2021 property tax increase at three per cent. That would translate into a $115 increase on most urban property tax bills. Transit fares are scheduled to increase 2.5 per cent.
Staff will table the 2021 draft budget on Nov. 4.
You must register in advance for the Zoom virtual budget consultations. Here is a look at the budget consultation schedule, and how to register.https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/have-your-say-on-the-2021-city-of-ottawa-budget-process-1.5150315