Council tables top priorities for term

OTTAWA – City Council tabled the proposed priorities for the 2019-2022 Term of Council during today’s (Nov. 6) council meeting.

 The draft Term of Council Priorities will be considered at council’s standing committees and the Transit Commission over the next few weeks, together with the city’s Draft Budget 2020 (West Carleton Online will have the full story on the 2020 draft budget and what it means for West Carleton tomorrow), then on to council consideration with the budget on Dec. 11. The report includes a summary of outcomes for the last Term of Council Priorities, from 2015 to 2018.

Tabled today with the Draft Budget 2020 were associated reports, including an analysis of the city’s staffing levels over the last five years and the city’s Fleet Services plan for vehicles and equipment purchases in 2020.

In addition to the draft operating and capital budgets, the proposed budgets for the Ottawa Board of Health, the Ottawa Police Services Board, the Ottawa Public Library and Crime Prevention Ottawa were tabled and will be considered at public meetings over the next few weeks.

Orléans Coun. Matthew Luloff will serve as the Council Liaison for Veteran and Military Issues for this Term of Council after a motion for the appointment was approved today. Coun. Luloff has extensive experience in the Canadian Forces, including service in Afghanistan. He will work to support the estimated 23,000 military members and 53,000 veterans who live in Ottawa.

Council received four follow-up audit reports that focus on improving management practices. Almost all of the recommendations from the Auditor General in these audits have been completed.

Council also approved a new subdivision between Mer-Bleue and Tenth Line roads. The development will add a mix of detached, semi-detached and townhouse homes, along with three parks and a school.

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