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Here is a digest of the latest news from the RPCA, including updates from the City of Ottawa and our River Ward City Councillor.

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How and where your city tax is spent, 

Finance and Corporate Services Committee, 

Watch live at Ottawa City Council

  • Chair: Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, 
  • Vice-Chair: Councillor Catherine Kitts, 
  • Councillor Matt Luloff, 
  • Councillor Laura Dudas, 
  • Councillor Cathy Curry, 
  • Councillor Glen Gower, 
  • Councillor Tim Tierney, 
  • Councillor Rawlson King, 
  • Councillor Jeff Leiper, 
  • Councillor Riley Brockington, 
  • Councillor Shawn Menard, 
  • and Councillor George Darouze
  • Report Recommendations

    That the Finance and Corporate Services Committee recommend that Council approve the following:

    1. The approach and timetable for consultation and consideration of the 2024 budget as outlined in the report.
    2. The following directions for developing the draft 2024 budget:
      1. That the municipal tax increase be set at no more than 2.5 per cent overall inclusive of the following:
        1. The Citywide tax levy, which includes funding for Library and Public Heath be increased by no more than 2.5 per cent for 2024, and that Council request that the Public Library Board and Board of Health develop their draft budgets based on the pro rata share of this tax increase;
        2. The Police Services levy be increased by no more than 2.5 per cent and that Council request that the Police Services Board develop their draft budget based on this tax increase;
        3. That the Transit levy be increased by no more than 2.5 per cent and that Council request that the Transit Commission develop their draft budget based on this tax increase.
      2. That the assessment growth taxation revenues generated from new properties be estimated at 1.5 per cent of the current taxation for 2024 and that Council request that the Public Library Board, Board of Health, Police Services Board, and Transit Commission develop their budgets within this allocation.
      3. That City user fees and charges increase in accordance with the direction outlined in the Fiscal Framework or the Long Range Financial Plans.
      4. That the Garbage Fee be increased in accordance with the approved Solid Waste Residential Collections Contracts report and to address the capital investments required for this service per the four-year capital spending plan.
      5. That the draft 2024 Capital Budget be developed in accordance with the direction outlined in the 2019 Development Charge (DC) Background Study, Long Range Financial Plans and Fiscal Framework.
      6. That the draft 2024 Rate-Supported Budget be developed in accordance with the approved 2017 Long Range Financial Plan V – Water, Wastewater and Stormwater.
    3. That the 2024 Recreation, Culture and Facility Services User Fees be approved in order to allow registrations and rentals booked in 2023 for 2024 to use 2024 rates, as described in this report

Schedule updated

LRT update video:


What is the Living Community impact? 

Tune in live: Wednesday, September 06, 2023 @ 9:30 AM


RPCA Board and City’s Riverside/Huntclub Intersection 

Combined meeting starts at 6:30 PM for in person and 7:30 for concurrent Zoom

6:30 IN PERSON: Riverside United Address and Floor Plan, click to enlarge floor plan:    


PART 1: 6:30 PM as an association, join the City’s Hunt Club/Riverside Drive Intersection Modification on-line presentation as a group. Or at home here are the details if you wish to connect directly.

The City of Ottawa invites residents to review and provide comments on the draft design for the intersection modifications proposed at Hunt Club/Riverside Drive.

The draft design will be posted to engage Ottawa on September 11 for public comment.

A virtual public meeting presenting a summary of the existing roadway conditions, a description of the proposed works, what to expect during construction and a project schedule will be held via Zoom on September 13 at 6:30 pm. Register here.

PART 2: 7:30 PM Board meeting starts, tentative start time, after PART 1.


6:30 In-person group viewing of on-line City’s Intersection Information 

7:30 zoom and in-person full meeting

8:00 Living Community

  • Community Gardens
  • Pumpkin Harvest Fest
  • Canadian Ice Rinks and Winter Festival
  • Weather Resiliency: Flooding, Power Outages …

8:15 Built Community

8:30 AMM Planning

8:55 Close

End of first week of school and getting “Back at it”, how did the Living Community work for you or not! Weather Resiliency (Floods, Trees, Power …)

At the Community Center’s conference room two sessions morning and afternoon combining Riverside Park and the Hunt Club.

A residents perspective.

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