The City budget for 2014 has been tabled. Key highlights are the reduction in the total staff complement by 55 full time employees; a tax increase of 1.9%, the lowest in 7 years; a continuing freeze on recreation fees and the lowest increase in transit rates for years at 1.9%. Some capital projects will be funded in Kanata North including the extension of Campeau Drive to Huntmar; construction of Klondike road from March Road to Sandhill with sidewalks, new parks and pedestrian ways and construction of the park and ride at Innovation and Terry Fox. Details of the budget are on Ottawa.ca. Please contact me with any questions or suggestions with respect to this budget. Council will be debating and approving the budget by the end of November.