City of Ottawa – Draft Budget 2024, Steve Desroches


Ottawa’s Draft Budget 2024 was tabled recently at City Council, invests in advancing
Ottawa to be a resilient, affordable, and connected city. This year’s budget development
process includes various enhancements to improve budget literacy, transparency and
make it easier for residents to become engaged, like a new interactive and user-
friendly Budget Tool and a Budget Tabling Report that highlights 2024 investments in a
more simple, user-friendly manner.

The proposed budget will be considered by all Standing Committees in the coming
weeks, then considered and adopted by Council on Wednesday, December 6.
Residents have many ways to continue to have a say about Draft Budget 2024:
 Submit your ideas directly to your Ward Councillor.
 Visit Engage Ottawa for an up-to-date list of Councillor-led budget consultation
sessions and to ask any budget related questions.
 Register as a public delegation to make a five-minute presentation at a budget
review meeting of any standing committee, board or commission.
Visit to learn about meeting dates.
 Follow and communicate with us on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter), using the
hashtag #OttBudget.
 Call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). Rural residents call 613-580-2400.

I’m thrilled that the city’s draft budget contains design & construction funding for a
much-needed new recreational complex in Riverside South that will serve southeast
Ottawa communities.

I look forward to continuing work on this project and delivering results for residents of
Riverside South – Findlay Creek!

Budget Consultations with Councillors

My office, along with Councillors David Hill, David Brown, and Wilson Lo will be holding
a budget consultation to provide residents a presentation on the Draft Budget and an
opportunity to ask questions.
This meeting is on November 20th 2023 at 6:30pm and will be hosted on Zoom.
For interested residents, please use the following link to join: