Mayor Jim Watson invites residents to call into a pre-budget Tele-Town Hall on Thursday, June 25. Residents will be able to ask questions and share their views before City staff begins developing the draft Budget 2016, which will tabled later this fall.
The Tele-Town Hall is part of a new approach to the City of Ottawa’s budget process.
In previous years, residents were consulted on the draft budget after it was tabled at Council. The public consultation provided input into the final budget.
Now, residents can get involved and provide their views and input before the draft budget is developed.
Event: Budget 2016 Tele-Town Hall
Date: Thursday, June 25
Time: 7 p.m., Telephone lines open at 6:45 p.m.
Toll-free telephone: 1-866-696-5910, use code 6653792.
Social media will offer another opportunity for residents to participate by allowing them to tweet their questions ahead of time using #ottbudget.
An audio recording of the Mayor’s Tele-Town Hall will be posted on ottawa.ca as soon as it is available.